46-year old African-American George Floyd was born in Third Ward, Houston, Texas and had his high school at Jack Yates High school, Houston where he played both football and basketball. He graduated in 1993 and moved on seeking for a greener pasture
George later moved to Minneapolis, a major city in Minnesota where he worked as a security in a restaurant and also drive trucks.
George whose background still remains unknown as per who the parents, siblings nor whether he was married and with kids.
The incident which happened on Monday showed on a video clip that surfaced online how George Floyd was being handcuffed and pinned down the earth by some Minneapolis police officers with one of them locking his knee on George Floyd’s neck while George was heard pleading; “Please, I can’t breathe.” “I can’t move,”. “My stomach hurts, my neck hurts. Everything hurts.” till he stops talking nor moving before being rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.
Officer Derek Chauvin and Officer Tou Thao and the remaining two officers responsible for George Floyd’s death was said to have gone on an administrative leave, in other words fired according to different media reports.
In a statement released Minneapolis Police Department, George Floyd matched the description of a suspect reported, and was said to have resisted arrest which on further pressure, the police managed to have him under handcuff but it was appeared that George was under medical distress that was when he stopped breathing, moving nor talking before an ambulance was called and had him rushed to Hennepin County Medical Center where he died later on and also stated that no weapons were used during the incident.
The FBI and the Minneapolis Police Department have opened up an investigation on the incident which started when the Police had a call over at Cup Foods at 3759 Chicago Avenue and was reported of someone trying to pay with a counterfeit bill.