MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — President Donald Trump has weighed in on the fatal arrest of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
According to CBS producer Sara Cook, Trump addressed the death of Floyd on Wednesday, calling it a “very sad event.”READ MORE: New Poll Shows Minneapolis Residents Support Charter Amendment Replacing Police
When he was asked whether the four police officers involved should be prosecuted, Trump said, “We’re gonna look at it. We’re gonna get a report tomorrow when we get back and we’re gonna get a full report but a very sad day.”
President Trump just addressed the death of George Floyd, calling it a "very sad event." Asked whether the four police officers involved should be prosecuted, the President said he'll be getting a "very full report" tomorrow, and "we're going to look at it." (h/t @gabrielle_ake)
— Sara Cook (@saraecook) May 27, 2020
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The president later tweeted early Wednesday evening that he has asked for the investigation to be expedited.
….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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2020
Floyd, 46, died Monday night after being pinned to the ground while handcuffed with an officer’s knee on his neck. Floyd’s fatal arrest, which was caught on video, has prompted national attention and protests — some peaceful, some violent — in Minneapolis.MORE NEWS: 'I Laid On The Floor And Just Bawled': Minnesota TikTok Sensation, 79, Overwhelmed By Support After Scooter Breaks