The sister of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee onto his neck for at least eight minutes, said firing the officers involved is not enough — she would like them to face charges. he was crying for help,” Bridgett Floyd said on the “TODAY” show Wednesday, adding that the loss of her brother was “heartbreaking” for her family.
Video of the Monday night incident showed a white police officer with his knee on Floyd’s neck as Floyd pleaded, “Please, please, please, I can’t breathe.” The officer did not move for at least eight minutes, at which point paramedics carried Floyd away.
Minneapolis police said in a statement early Tuesday that the officers were responding to a report of a forgery when Floyd “physically resisted” and that he died after “suffering medical distress.”
Hundreds of protesters on Tuesday night filled the intersection where Floyd was pinned, carrying banners that read, “I can’t breathe” and “Jail killer KKKops.”
Emotion and tension ran high as demonstrations became unruly, with windows damaged, graffiti sprayed and a police car vandalized. Faith is something that me and my brother always talked about because he was a God-fearing man,” Floyd said.
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