How did we go from more cops on the beat to defund the police? France has felt the outrage over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis with calls for an end to police brutality and racial profiling. Now, the government has announced measures that include a ban on chokeholds and the immediate suspension from active duty of officers suspected of wrongdoing. How to build a better relationship between law enforcement and citizens?
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In This Story: George Floyd
George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.