May 27, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Trump asks DOJ and FBI to expedite probe into George Floyd's death

Donald Trump makes remarks  in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 26

President Trump during an event at the White House on Tuesday. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Trump tweeted Wednesday evening that he's asked federal investigators to expedite an investigation into the death in police custody of George Floyd, which sparked protests this week.

The big picture: "At my request, the FBI and the Department of Justice are already well into an investigation as to the very sad and tragic death in Minnesota of George Floyd," Trump tweeted. "I have asked for this investigation to be expedited and greatly appreciate all of the work done by local law enforcement. My heart goes out to George’s family and friends. Justice will be served!" Minneapolis's mayor said Tuesday the four officers involved in the incident had been fired.

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