Sniper teams and an elite Border Patrol unit 'were deployed at George Floyd's ...

At least six sniper teams, an elite Border Patrol unit and a FBI surveillance aircraft were deployed at George Floyd's Texas burial, records show. 

Officials had authorized the use of deadly force at the service in Pearland in June; a presentation on law enforcement preparation detailed officers being 'stationed for a quick response to rioting and looting', Vice News reports.

Floyd, who was black and handcuffed, died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer used his knee to pin down on his neck for several minutes as Floyd begged for air and eventually stopped moving.  

Records show officials had placed snipers on rooftops at his burial and called in 66 members of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC).   

At least six sniper teams, an elite Border Patrol unit and a FBI surveillance aircraft were deployed at George Floyd's Texas burial, records show. People watch as a horse drawn hearse containing the remains of Floyd passes by during a funeral procession on June 9

At least six sniper teams, an elite Border Patrol unit and a FBI surveillance aircraft were deployed at George Floyd's Texas burial, records show. People watch as a horse drawn hearse containing the remains of Floyd passes by during a funeral procession on June 9

Records show snipers were placed on rooftops and called in 66 members of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC), above in file photo

Records show officials placed snipers on rooftops and called in 66 members of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC), above in file photo

The BORTAC teams are heavily armed units are similar to police SWAT teams. 

BORTAC agents undergo a 'grueling' training program designed to 'mirror aspects' of U.S. Special Operation Forces courses, according to details about the program published on the CBP website. The unit was launched in 1984 in response to rioting at immigration detention facilities. 

CBP's tactical unit was told 'deadly force is authorized anytime' in the event of aggressive behavior, documents obtained via a public records request filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas show. 

They were prepared to 'take up positions around Pearland PD to prevent property loss or damage' if 'non-peaceful protesting', records show.  

People watch as the horse drawn hearse containing the remains of George Floyd makes its way to the Houston Memorial Gardens cemetery on June 9

People watch as the horse drawn hearse containing the remains of George Floyd makes its way to the Houston Memorial Gardens cemetery on June 9

CBP's tactical unit was told 'deadly force is authorized anytime' in the event of aggressive behavior, documents obtained via a public records request filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas show. They were prepared to 'take up positions around Pearland PD to prevent property loss or damage' if 'non-peaceful protesting', records show

CBP's tactical unit was told 'deadly force is authorized anytime' in the event of aggressive behavior, documents obtained via a public records request filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas show. They were prepared to 'take up positions around Pearland PD to prevent property loss or damage' if 'non-peaceful protesting', records show

Houston police officers who had escorted the hearse with the casket of George Floyd stand outside of the Fountain of Praise church where his memorial and funeral services will be held on June 8

Houston police officers who had escorted the hearse with the casket of George Floyd stand outside of the Fountain of Praise church where his memorial and funeral services will be held on June 8

Agent Alex Suarez with the U.S. Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) guards the U.S. side of the border wall with Mexico in Brownsville, Texas, U.S. October 17, 2018

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