George Floyd

George Floyd

African American man who was a victim of police violence in the United States, killed by Derek Chauvin
George Perry Floyd Jr. was an African-American man who was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest made after a store clerk suspected Floyd may have used a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill, on May 25, 2020.Wikipedia
BornOctober 14, 1973
HometownFayetteville, North Carolina, United States of America
Height6'4" (1.93m)

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Washington officers on trial in deadly arrest of Manny Ellis, a case reminiscent of George Floyd

  • The story evokes images of George Floyd begging for his life under the knee of a Minneapolis officer in May 2020. This is the story of Manuel Ellis, who died, hogtied and handcuffed by three Tacoma officers, nearly three months before Floyd’s death would spark an international outcry against police brutality. Ellis’ death, which coincided with the first U.S. outbreak of COVID-19 at a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington, became a touchstone for racial justice demonstrators locally but did not garner the attention of Floyd’s murder in front of a crowd in broad daylight.


Former police officer jailed for role in George Floyd’s death says his 'conscience is clear'

Former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao has been sentenced to four years and nine months in prison for his role in George Floyd’s murder.Thao had testified that he merely served as a “human traffic cone” when he held back concerned bystanders who gathered around as former officer Derek Chauvin, who is white, knelt on Floyd’s neck for nine and a half minutes while the Black man pleaded for his life on 25 May 2020.At his sentencing, Thao claimed his "conscience is clear" before the judge said he was "hoping for a little more remorse, regret, acknowledgement of some responsibility and a little less preaching".
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