A federal law enforcement officer in California who was shot and killed at the us courthouse in Oakland during a protest for George Floyd that turned violent has been identified as 53-year-old Patrick Underwood, his family confirmed to Fox News.
FBI San Francisco and the Oakland Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred at the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building at 1301 Clay Street in Oakland, California.
One Federal Protective Service officer was fatally shot and another injured Friday night near a USA courthouse in Oakland, authorities said. The police said in a statement cited by CNN that two Federal Protective Service officers suffered gunshot wounds at the Oakland Down Town Federal Building, before stating that "unfortunately, one succumbed to his injury".
According to officials, these officers were monitoring local protests when they were attacked.
"The protesters committed these acts of violence while hiding behind their 1st Amendment right of lawful protest", said Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
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Attendees held up signs that read "Black Lives Matter", "Justice for George Floyd" and "I Can't Breathe". The other three officers who took part in the arrest were fired, but they haven't been charged.
"There are now threats by some to attack police stations and federal buildings".
Cellphone video of his arrest outside the business shows Officer Derek Chauvin driving his knee into the Floyd's neck as Floyd pleads that he can't breathe. One officer was killed, the other is in critical condition... Three other officers who were at the scene were fired.
Almost 10,000 people took to the streets of the California community, at one point stopping traffic, looting stores like Target and Walgreens, and setting fire to a Chase bank.
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.
Interim Chief of Police Susan Manheimer shared a message to social media Saturday morning, urging more Californians to join the protests and keep them peaceful. We will continue to work this investigation alongside the Oakland Police Department.