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LIVE: Federal, state officials provide update on George Floyd investigation

Federal, state officials provide update on George Floyd investigation
Posted at 1:36 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 16:48:37-04

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Federal and state law enforcement officials are expected to make a statement Thursday afternoon regarding the investigation into the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Watch the press conference below:

Floyd died in police custody Monday night after a police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes as the 46-year-old gasped for breath with his face against the pavement.

Authorities say the confrontation began after a grocery store employee called the police to report someone trying to pass a counterfeit bill.

A bystander recorded a video of the officer pressing his knee on Floyd's neck, which was quickly circulated on social media, with people calling for justice in the case.

On Tuesday, the Minneapolis Police Department fired four officers for their involvement in the deadly incident. However, many are calling for charges to be filed against the officers, including the city’s mayor, Jacob Frey.

The FBI is working with state authorities to investigate the altercation between Floyd and the four officers.