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WATCH LIVE: Police officials, community leaders host virtual town hall about police-involved killing of George Floyd

Officials in Minneapolis will host a virtual town hall on Thursday morning to address the police-involved killing of an unarmed black man.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, George Floyd, 46, was arrested Monday in Minneapolis on suspicion of using forged documents at a grocery store.

Video shared on social media shows a police officer pinning Floyd to the ground, with his knee on his neck, while the man says he can’t breathe or move.

The police officer reportedly knelt on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes, until he became unresponsive. Paramedics were unable to revive Floyd and he was pronounced dead.

As CBS Minneapolis reports, the video appears to show that Floyd was cooperating with officers at the time the video was taken, contradicting claims that he was resisting arrest. 

All four officers involved in the arrest have been fired, and citizens have organized protests in Minneapolis and other cities.

On Thursday at 10:30 a.m. CDT, Dane County Chiefs of Police Association Chief will reportedly join police officials and community leaders for a virtual town hall to discuss the tragic incident. Madison365.org is hosting a livestream of the town hall on its Facebook page. Watch here:

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