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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George Floyd's aunt Angela Harrelson speaks in front of a mural of Floyd on his birthday in Minneapolis Oct. 14.
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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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