Trump Pushes DOJ to Speed Up George Floyd Death Investigation

Trump Pushes DOJ to Speed Up George Floyd Death Investigation

May 28, 2020   |   by James G. Dalton

President Donald Trump on Wednesday has requested that the Department of Justice and FBI speed up the investigation into the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer this week.

“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 Wednesday evening.

Trump added: “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!” he added.

He referred to the death as a “very sad event” earlier Wednesday and said he anticipated getting a report after he returned from his trip to Florida.

Floyd was an unarmed black man who died on Monday in Minneapolis while in police custody.

Cell phone video showed Floyd saying he couldn’t breathe while an officer jammed his knee into his neck while another officer held him down.

People rushed to the streets following Floyd’s death, which led to a clash with police.

The FBI is investigating the death in conjunction with local authorities. Minneapolis Police Department has fired all four police officers who were involved in the death.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D) on Wednesday said the officer who pushed his knee into Floyd’s neck should be charged for the incident.

via newsmax

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  1. walter

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    May 28, 2020 @ 12:47 pm

    who will investigate the investigators?????????????????????????????????????????????????. FBI and DOJ still Dirty till all are vetted.

    • Bob Ettinger

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      May 28, 2020 @ 4:22 pm

      Walter, The DOJ is headed by Barr. Do you think he is corrupt? Share any of your facts with us. I trust the FBI.

    • Bob Ettinger

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      May 28, 2020 @ 4:23 pm

      Walter, The DOJ is headed by Barr. Do you think he is corrupt? Share any of your facts with us.

  2. Ron Baker

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    May 28, 2020 @ 12:48 pm

    I believe all four cop’s should be in jail and charged with murder 1. The officers not only killed this man but put all other officers in danger as well as a irremovable stain on the Police departments across the county. This is murder and nothing short of murder charges on all four is acceptable.

    • Bob Ettinger

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      May 28, 2020 @ 4:23 pm

      Agree!

  3. Joseph Corson

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    May 28, 2020 @ 4:11 pm

    You’re absolutely correct Mr. Baker those four cops should all be charged with murder! It is obvious to even the most dim individual! They deliberately killed that man! Charge all of those thugs! THEY SHOULD NOT GET AWAY WITH THIS!

  4. Luecretia Brose

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    May 28, 2020 @ 4:57 pm

    This is very unforgivable.We are all equal,the cops should all be accountable.No excuse.There is so many nasty people in this World,we all need to pull together as one nation under GOD.God bless this family.LOVE EVERYONE.

  5. Ella Reed

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    May 28, 2020 @ 8:07 pm

    So sad that these things keep happening in America.
    What has to happen to stop this???

  6. David Hedger

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    May 28, 2020 @ 11:44 pm

    Is it just a coincidence that the Mayor of Minneapolis is a Democrat?
    And, how long will it take, before the left attempts to pin the blame on Trump for this senseless and outrageous tragedy?

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