US police officers fired after death of black man placed in chokehold | ABC News

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Four US police officers have been fired after footage emerged showing a black man pleading as a white policeman knelt on his neck.

Video shows one of the officers kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, who is seen struggling to breathe and pleading for help. He later died in hospital.

North America correspondent David Lipson reports.

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