George Floyd did not resist arrest as he pleaded with police officers before his death in Minneapolis, a friend told The New York Times on Wednesday.
Maurice Lester Hall, 42, was in Floyd’s car during the arrest that led to his death, the Times reported. The paper tracked Hall down in Houston, where he said he fled two days after witnessing the death of his mentor.
Hall described Floyd as a fellow Houston native he had known for years, saying they spent most of Memorial Day together before the fatal police encounter.
“He was, from the beginning, trying in his humblest form to show he was not resisting in no form or way,” Hall told the Times. “I could hear him pleading, ‘Please, officer, what’s all this for?’”
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