'Please, I can't breathe': Handcuffed black man dies after white Minneapolis cop arresting him for forgery kneeled on his neck while he screamed in pain
- Disturbing footage was taken by Darnella Frazier on Monday in Minneapolis
- White officer was seen pinning a black man down to the ground with his knee
- The man repeatedly tells police he is in pain and cannot breathe before eventually passing out
- Minneapolis Police Department confirmed the man later died after 'suffering medical distress'
FBI is now investigating man's death and two arresting officers have been placed on paid administrative leave Shocking video has emerged showing a white Minneapolis police officer pinning a black man to the ground with his knees moments before he loses consciousness and dies.
The disturbing footage was taken by a bystander in south Minneapolis on Monday, and has now sparked an FBI investigation into the man's death.
The Minneapolis Police Department confirmed the man died in a statement later that night, saying officers had responded to a 'forgery in progress.'
Police found the man, believed to be in his 40s, matching the suspect's description in his car.Disturbing footage captured by a bystander shows the moment a white Minneapolis police officer pins a black man to the ground with his knees during an arrest on Monday
'He was ordered to step from his car. After he got out, he physically resisted officers,' police spokesman John Elder said in a statement.
'Officers were able to get the suspect into handcuffs and noted he appeared to be suffering medical distress.'
The man, who was not identified, was taken by ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center where he died a short time later, police said.
Bystander Darnella Frazier shared a video of the incident on Facebook in which the man can be seen pinned to the ground for more than six minutes as he pleads with officers to let him go.
'Please. Please, I can't breathe,' the man, who is shirtless, is heard begging cops.
'My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts.'
The arresting officer continues to kneel on the man's neck for several minutes while he moans in pain.
Multiple witnesses are then heard arguing with the two arresting officers over their excessive use of force.The man, unresponsive and handcuffed, is then placed on a stretcher before being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he died shortly after
'Bro, you've got him down at least let him breathe, man,' one man says.
'He's not even resisting arrest ... he's human, bro.'
One of the officers then replies: 'This is why you don't do drugs, kids.'
'This ain't about drugs, bro! He's human,' the bystander says.
'You're enjoying it. Look at you. Your body language, you bum. You know that's bogus right now,' he adds.
About four minutes into the video, the man appears to begin to lose consciousness before becoming unresponsive.
An ambulance then arrives and police move the man's limp body onto a stretcher.
'You just really killed that man, bro,' the male onlooker says.
'And if he's not dead, he's close to death, that's crazy,' Frazier adds.
The video has sparked outrage among viewers on social media and has been shared more than 7,000 times.
'They killed him right in front of Cup Foods over south on 38th and Chicago!! No type of sympathy. #PoliceBrutality,' Frazier wrote in a Facebook post.
On Tuesday, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension joined the FBI in its investigation.
All body camera footage has been turned over to the BCA, which investigates most police shootings and in-custody deaths.
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