The Governor of Kentucky to investigate the death of a man during protests
The Governor of Kentucky Andy Bichard ordered to conduct an independent investigation into the death of a man during the dispersal of protests in Louisville, broke out due to the death of African American George Floyd, said in a statement published on the website of the Governor on Twitter.
Earlier it was reported that on Monday night representatives of the local police and the National guard began to disperse the large crowd of people gathered in the Parking lot of one of the shops. As stated by the head of the local police Steven Conrad, on the spot by law enforcement officials opened fire, they returned fire. As a result of incident one person died.
"During the dispersal of the crowd by employees of the police Department of Louisville and the National guard of Kentucky was fired. (They) returned fire, which led to the death of a person. Given the seriousness of the situation, I instructed the state police of Kentucky to conduct an independent investigation of the incident", - reads the statement of the Governor.
Earlier, the head of the city police Steven Conrad said that investigators are questioning several people in connection with the incident.
Riots erupted in Minneapolis and several other cities after the death of the African-American George Floyd at the hands of the police. In the Internet appeared the video, which show that the police put the handcuffs Floyd, knocked him down and piled on top of him, the three of us, and one of them stepped on his knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. He died in intensive care. After the riots, fired four police officers and one of them was accused of murder by negligence.