MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Firings came swiftly for four Minneapolis police officers after bystander video captured the death of a black man in custody.

The video showed the man pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck and kept his knee there for several minutes after the man stopped moving.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said the firings were the ``right call.''

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Monday's death of George Floyd is under investigation by the FBI and state law enforcement authorities in a process likely to take months.

The case drew immediate comparisons to that of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died in 2014 in New York after being placed in a police chokehold.

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