Oakland Police: 2 Federal Officers Shot, 1 Fatally During George Floyd Protest

Elias Hubbard
May 31, 2020

Both of the officers were rushed to hospital, where one sadly succumbed to his injury, the Federal Protective Service confirmed.

Chad Wolf, the acting Secretary of Homeland Security, held a press conference Saturday about the two officers who were shot "as they were responding to protests there in Oakland", alluding to the protests seeking justice for George Floyd that turned violent.

In this May 29, 2020, photo, demonstrators face off against police officers in Oakland, Calif. while protesting the Monday death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis.

"The FBI has deployed investigators and the Evidence Response Team to the crime scene", the agency said in a statement.

The FBI San Francisco office and the Oakland Police Department are investigating the shooting.

The two shot Federal Protective Service officers, who work for Homeland Security, were based at the Oakland Downtown Federal Building, according to CNN.

"One officer was killed and another was injured".

At last 18 people were arrested, six Oakland police officers were injured, buildings damaged, a freeway blocked, a Walgreens looted and a fire set at Mercedes Benz Oakland during the hours of violence that erupted following what had been a peaceful demonstration by a crowd estimated to be at least 7,500.

Federal Protective Services officers prevent and protect terrorism and criminal acts threatening government infrastructure and buildings. Fighting terrorism was the very reason for the founding of the Department of Homeland Security.

The anger of people across the U.S. was sparked by the death of an African American man, George Floyd, in police custody in Minneapolis. "That violence not only won't be tolerated, we are also committed to ensuring that it won't succeed anywhere, anywhere".

"Let me be clear", he said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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