Minn. Prosecutor Decries 'Senseless' Death at Hands of Police But Urges Patience with Investigation

"This statement does not indicate in any way the horror that we all feel when viewing the video. As in any case, it is simply a matter of adequately preparing for trial," the statement concludes.

The FBI also looking into Floyd's death, to see if the actions of the former Minneapolis police officers violated federal law.

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"It is a violation of federal law for an individual acting under color of law to willfully deprive another person of any right protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States," reads a statement from the Department of Justice.

Protests, some of which have turned violent, have taken place across the nation following Floyd's death.

On Wednesday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said Chauvin needs to be criminally charged, and added Floyd would likely still be alive if he were not black.

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