SEATTLE -- A video shared on social media over the weekend shows a Seattle police officer stop his colleague from using his knee to pin a protester by the neck during protests over the death of a black man in the custody of Minneapolis police officers last week.
One of the officers can be seen kneeling on the neck of the man in a similar manner George Floyd was restrained before he died. Protesters can be heard yelling at the officer to get off of the man's neck.
The officer is seen with his knee on the man’s neck for about 13 seconds before the other officer grabs his knee and drags it off.
The officers were responding to reports of looting at a nearby T-Mobile store.
The Seattle Police Department didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the incident.