October 1, 2020

Trump orders DOJ to prioritize investigation into George Floyd’s death

President Trump has issued an order to the Department of Justice to investigate the shocking death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. 

“At my request, the FBI and the Department of Justice are already well into an investigation as to the very sad and tragic death in Minnesota of George Floyd,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday evening.

“I have asked for this investigation to be expedited and greatly appreciate all of the work done by local law enforcement. My heart goes out to George’s family and friends. Justice will be served!”

Floyd died after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Monday, sparking nationwide outrage and widespread protests.

Fox News reported that “The Justice Department said Thursday morning that it has made the federal investigation into George Floyd’s death a “top priority” and assigned experienced prosecutors to investigate the death of the Minneapolis black man.”

Protests broke out all over the nation after a video of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck until he became unresponsive went viral.

Some protests turned sour on Wednesday, with looting and arson running rampant in Minneapolis and even resulting in the death of an as-of-yet unidentified Minneapolis man.

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11 Responses

  1. I think the police officer was out of line and should be held accountable. However, I abhor the looting taking place during the protests and the looters should be held accountable.

  2. A TOTAL DISGRACE!!! ALL the officers involved in this this TRAGEDY (and TRAVESTY) need to be BROUGHT UP ON CHARGES the appropriate MAXIMUM PENALTY sought and achieved!!!

    My heart and sympathy and my wishes for immediate justice go to the family and friends of GEORGE FLOYD!

    REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER; GOD BLESS YOU and BRING YOU HOME!!!

  3. This was an ugly, senseless, unnecessary death, and the officers involved need to be prosecuted. My heart and prayers goes out to all involved. Having said this, I must point out if your are breaking the law, you put yourself at high risk. Anything can happen. Don’t put yourself in the line of fire!

  4. the police need to stand trail but the looters do to , America believes in justice but not burning and looting

  5. The officers all must be arrested NOW. President Trump please address the public and demand immediate resolution.

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