The U.S. justice Department is investigating the death of a prisoner after applying the spray

The U.S. Department of justice began investigating the death of a prisoner in the detention centre in new York, against which officers used pepper spray, reports NBC.

Earlier it was reported that an inmate at the Federal detention centre in Brooklyn His Floyd on Wednesday smashed the window of the cell door with a metal object, after which the guards had used against him pepper spray, and Floyd lost consciousness. The medical staff first tried to give him first aid, then the man was taken to hospital where he died.

The inspector General of the Ministry of justice, Michael Horowitz said that his office is investigating the circumstances of a prisoner's death Jamela Floyd, indicates NBC.

The cities of the U.S., a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd. In the Internet appeared the video, which 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.