Protesters turned violent Tuesday night in Minneapolis as anger over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody spilled out onto the city streets.

George Floyd
George Floyd

Several hundred protesters gathered in the street where George Floyd died, chanting and carrying banners that read, ”I can’t breathe” and ”hands up, don’t shoot.”

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Protesters eventually marched about 2 1/2 miles to the 3rd Precinct police headquarters, with some protesters damaging windows and a squad car, and spraying graffiti on the building. A line of police in riot gear eventually confronted the protesters, firing tear gas.

Video of George Floyd encounter with the police

Four Minneapolis police officers were fired in the wake of a video showing a white Minneapolis police officer with his knee on Floyd’s neck Monday night as he told the officer he couldn’t breathe. Floyd later died.

In the roughly 10-minute video, a Minneapolis police officer is seen with his knee on Floyd’s neck. Floyd is lying face down and repeatedly tells the officers he cannot breathe.

A second officer appears to be placing handcuffs on the man, but is largely unseen and a third officer is standing a few feet away, and at times stands in front of the person recording the incident and other onlookers. It’s unclear where the fourth officer may have been.

A short time later, the man stops moving and stops talking. Paramedics arrive shortly after, roll him over on his back — cradling his neck — and put him on a gurney.

Floyd was taken by ambulance to HCMC, where he died a short time later, police said. The name of the officer seen kneeling on his neck wasn’t immediately released.

Video of the Monday night incident sent shock waves across the Twin Cities with state and local officials demanding answers.

When asked whether the officers will be arrested, Frey said that he could not give details on that yet. Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo on Tuesday did not identify the four officers but said there are criminal actions pending.

Attorney Ben Crump, who represents Floyd’s family, urged Frey and Arradondo to fix the policies and training procedures that “permitted this unlawful killing to occur.”

“For four officers to inflict this kind of unnecessary, lethal force — or watch it happen — despite outcry from witnesses who were recording the violence — demonstrates a breakdown in training and policy by the city,“ Crump said in a statement.

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office posted a statement saying prosecutors were “shocked and saddened” by what they saw in the video. They promised a “thorough, expedited review” for possible charges once the investigation ends.

The chaos erupted hours after four Minneapolis police officers were fired in the wake of a video showing a white Minneapolis police officer with his knee on Floyd’s neck Monday night as he told the officer he couldn’t breathe. Floyd later died.

Attorney Ben Crump, who represents Floyd’s family, urged Frey and Arradondo to fix the policies and training procedures that “permitted this unlawful killing to occur.”

“For four officers to inflict this kind of unnecessary, lethal force — or watch it happen — despite outcry from witnesses who were recording the violence — demonstrates a breakdown in training and policy by the city,“ Crump said in a statement.

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office posted a statement saying prosecutors were shocked and saddened by what they saw in the video. They promised a thorough, expedited review for possible charges once the investigation ends.

Floyd, 46, worked security at Conga Latin Bistro, according to the south Minneapolis’ restaurant’s Facebook page.

Police said no weapons were used, and officers’ body cameras recorded the incident. All footage has been turned over to the BCA, which investigates most police shootings and in-custody deaths.