Brooklyn Nine-Nine has scrapped episodes following the death of George Floyd in police custody. 

Terry Crews, who stars as Lieutenant Jeffords in the US police comedy, has said four new episodes of the police comedy were thrown "in the trash" in light of Mr Floyd's death in Minneapolis on May 25. 

"We've had a lot of sombre talks about it and deep conversations and we hope through this we're going to make something that will be truly groundbreaking this year," Crews said.

"We have an opportunity and we plan to use it in the best way possible."

Speaking to Access Hollywood, the show’s co-creator Dan Goor said that four episodes were "all ready to go" before Mr Floyd's death a month ago.

"They just threw them in the trash," Gorr said. "We have to start over. Right now we don't know which direction it's going to go in."

Crews, who also presents America Got Talent, did not reveal the plots of the four scrapped episodes.

The actor also spoke his own dealings with the police, saying police officers had pointed guns at him, mistakenly, before he became a well-known face.

"It's something that every black man has been through and it's hard to really try to get other people to understand," he said.