Minneapolis Police Department fires four over death of man pinned down during arrest

Four officers from the Minneapolis Police Department have been fired following the death of a man who was pinned down during an arrest.

Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced Tuesday that four officers were fired following a viral video that showed George Floyd, a black man, becoming unresponsive as an officer pinned him to the ground by holding a knee against his neck. The fired officers were not named by the department, but one officer was identified by his lawyer as Derek Chauvin.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey commended Arradondo’s decision to fire the officers.

“It is the right decision for
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