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'Justice Will Be Served!': President Trump Calls For Expedited Investigation Into George Floyd's Death

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- President Donald Trump has weighed in on the fatal arrest of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

According to CBS producer Sara Cook, Trump addressed the death of Floyd on Wednesday, calling it a "very sad event."

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When he was asked whether the four police officers involved should be prosecuted, Trump said, "We're gonna look at it. We're gonna get a report tomorrow when we get back and we're gonna get a full report but a very sad day."

The president later tweeted early Wednesday evening that he has asked for the investigation to be expedited.

Floyd, 46, died Monday night after being pinned to the ground while handcuffed with an officer's knee on his neck. Floyd's fatal arrest, which was caught on video, has prompted national attention and protests — some peaceful, some violent — in Minneapolis.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Floyd's family.

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