The governor signed a police accountability bill into law after nearly two months of demonstrations against racism and police brutality.
The state will investigate whether the Minneapolis Police Department has engaged in systemic discrimination toward people of color, Gov. Tim Walz said.
In audio of a leaked call with governors, President Donald Trump encouraged states to “dominate” protesters by force and put them in jail for ten years.
The entertainer asked Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to "prosecute all those responsible" for Floyd's death to the "fullest extent.”
Authorities said no one appeared to be injured in the "disturbing" incident. The driver has been arrested.
Protests against police violence enter their fifth night in the wake George Floyd'd death.
Gov. Tim Walz's announcement came after days of protests against police brutality in Minneapolis.
"When the looting starts, the shooting starts," the president wrote as Minneapolis erupted for a third straight day.
The demonstrations turned violent in some areas after officers used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters near a police station.
The identities of the soldiers were not released, pending notification of family.