The killing of George Floyd, 46, of St. Louis Park — who repeatedly told a Minneapolis police officer he couldn’t breathe as the officer knelt on his neck on May 25 — sparked days of unrest in Minneapolis and St. Paul and mass protests across the globe.
The four officers involved have been fired. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin — the officer with his knee on Floyd’s neck — faces
second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges. The three other ex-cops, who were at the arrest, have been charged with two counts each of aiding and abetting in the death. ‘A beautiful spirit’ George Floyd had started new life in Minnesota Funeral George Floyd laid to rest in Texas | George Floyd remembered in Minneapolis Voices of Minnesota Calls for change across the state
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Whitney Emanuel hugs Ayanna Melander and Mauri Melander Friestleben where George Floyd was killed May 26.
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People participate in a die-in during a demonstration Aug. 17 in Minneapolis. Community members came together for a rally to protest the city's potential reopening of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, site of the George Floyd memorial. Community activists and City Council members are in negotiations, but the community members have expressed disapproval in the city's phased reopening without honoring their list of demands.
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On July 12, Terry Willis kneels at the spot where George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police. Beginning on June 2, Willis walked more than 1,000 miles from his home in Huntsville, Ala., to the site where Floyd was killed at 38th and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis. Next Slide