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The death of George Floyd shocked the world and turned the spotlight on policing in the United States and beyond.
The 46-year-old African American was killed in the city of Minneapolis when a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck for more than 9 minutes.
However there are police forces in America with a worse record for civilian deaths. St Louis County in Missouri has the highest level of deaths at the hands of the police in the United States.
Sophie Raworth presents a BBC News at Ten special report from Clive Myrie in Missouri.BBC News YouTube Channel
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.