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Four Minneapolis police officers fired after death of George Floyd

Chief Medaria Arradondo and Mayor Jacob Frey made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon.
Arradondo, Frey

A file image of Chief Medaria Arradondo and Mayor Jacob Frey.

Four Minneapolis police officers involved in the incident that is believed to have led to the death of George Floyd have been fired.

Chief Medaria Arradondo and Mayor Jacob Frey made the announcement at a Tuesday afternoon press conference.

"This is the right call," Frey said.

Video taken from the scene shows one officer holding their knee on the neck of Floyd while another officer kept bystanders away.

Two more officers also responded to the scene a short time later.

None of the officers have been formally identified, but the officer with his knee on Floyd's neck is believed to be Officer Derek Chauvin.

The video showed Floyd saying "Help. I can't breathe" while he was being held on the ground.

Police had been called to Chicago and 38th on the report of counterfeit money being used, with officers getting into an altercation with Floyd after asking him to come down from a vehicle he was sitting on.

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