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Federal agencies deployed law enforcement and other personnel during protests following George Floyd's death. Many used less-lethal force—tactics and weapons that are not intended to cause death or serious injury, such as tear gas and rubber bullets.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a number of detention facilities around the country. As of March 2021, ICE had confirmed over 10,000 cases of COVID-19 among detainees within its detention facilities, and recorded 8 deaths.