FBI Opens Investigation Into Police Killing Of Black Man

The Daily Beast reports:

Thousands of protesters squared off against police here [Minneapolis] late Tuesday, just hours after disturbing footage emerged showing a white police officer kneeling on an unarmed black man’s neck for several minutes before he died.

The white officer in the video has been identified as Derek Chauvin. CBS News Minnesota reports Chauvin is being represented by attorney Tom Kelly, who was the lawyer for St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who was acquitted in the shooting death of Philando Castile in nearby St. Paul in 2017.

Although the Minneapolis Police Department was quick to fire Chauvin and three other police officers after the gruesome video came to light and the FBI is investigating the four for possible civil-rights violations, demonstrators expressed outrage not only that such an incident could have occurred but that it seems to have become the norm.