George Floyd's Death: Police knelt down on his neck for about 7 min
George Floyd's death
George Floyd was an African-American man who died on May 25, 2020, after white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for a moment up to seven minutes, while he was handcuffed and lying facedown on the road.
In emotional appeals on US news channels, Floyd's family demanded justice.
"These officers, they need to be arrested right now, the people want justice right now," Philonese Floyd, George's brother, told CNN on Thursday morning.
"They need to be convicted and get the death penalty,” Philonese Floyd said.
Bridgett Floyd, George's sister, told ABC's Good Morning America programme on Wednesday that "those guys need to be put in jail".
"They murdered my brother," she said
I can't breath: George Floyd pleaded
Floyd died at the hospital late on Monday after a white police officer, knelt on the 46-year-old's neck for several minutes as Floyd moaned and yelled: "I can't breathe."
A video of the incident shows George Floyd pleading with police and eventually appearing motionless as the officer's knee remained on his neck. Bystanders can be heard urging the officer to get off of Floyd.
In a news conference on Wednesday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey joined calls for the officer who pinned Floyd down to be arrested, asking: "Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?"
He added: "If you had done it, or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now."
Medaria Arradondo, the city's first Black police chief, swiftly fired the four officers involved In the killing of George Floyd
The people involved
The policemen told the witness that George Floyd resisted arrested, but there was a camera footage clearly showing how George Floyd obeyed and didn't resist arrest.
The policemen involved were identified as Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J Alexander Kueng. And they must be brought to face judgment.
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