The police officer apparently drew her gun by mistake, instead of her Taser, when she shot a young Black man to death during a traffic stop.
Video footage emerged showing, George Floyd, 46, groaning "please, I can't breathe" and "don't kill me" as a white policeman kneels on his neck.
Hollywood stars, including Justin Bieber, Anne Hathaway, John Boyega and Viola Davis, are outraged over the death of George Floyd, and have lashed out at the racist treatment of black people in the US.
The authorities in the United States need to initiate tough and serious action to stop such mindless killings and ensure that justice is done when they do occur.
At the junction where a police officer was filmed kneeling on George Floyd’s neck as he gasped for air, there were shouts and cheers when it was announced the man had been charged with murder.
Little wonder that thousands protesting racism have targeted images and place names honouring slavers and imperialist figures who perpetrated these historical outrages.
A fourth officer, Derek Chauvin, was videotaped pressing his knee to Floyd's neck as he gasped "I can't breathe" and called for his mother before he died. Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
After a largely peaceful day, small numbers of protesters briefly clashed with mounted police on Saturday after thousands gathered to voice their anger at police brutality after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The video, taken by an onlooker to Monday night's fatal encounter between police and George Floyd, 46, showed him lying face down and handcuffed, groaning for help and repeatedly saying, "please, I can't breathe," before growing motionless.