We heard from black men and women about this moment in history and what motivated them to join the rallies around the country.
Floyd, who moved to Minneapolis for a fresh start, hailed from Houston's Third Ward.
“The option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort and only in the most urgent and dire situations," Esper said.
Retired St. Louis police Capt. David Dorn was responding to an alarm at a friend's pawn shop when he was shot.
More than 350 protests across the country have erupted in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota last week.