Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) discusses the unrest in Minneapolis after George Floyd’s death

Updated: May. 29, 2020 at 9:21 PM CDT
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WASHINGTON (GRAY DC) — Sen. Tina Smith spoke to Gray DC Friday about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and ongoing protests in the city.

Floyd, a black man, was killed after a white police officer held his knee against Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes. The former officer, Derek Chauvin, was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. He and the three other officers seen in the body-cam video were also fired.

Protests are ongoing in Minneapolis and across the country following the incident.

To hear Smith’s full interview, click the video above.

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