George Floyd’s relatives paid tribute four years after his murder: “He was somebody”

George Floyd Four years after he was killed by Minneapolis police, his loved ones remembered him as “someone who would help everybody.”

Floyd was killed on May 25, 2020, when Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. The horrifying video footage of his death at the age of 46 was seen around the world.

“I just want the world to know that my brother was somebody,” his sister Bridget Floyd told People. “He was not just any man. He just wasn’t black. But he was someone… he is someone who will help everyone. “

George Floyd, pictured, a handcuffed and helpless black man suspected of signing a counterfeit bill, died after a white Minneapolis police officer, ignoring his pleas for mercy, kneeled on the man's neck on the street in a violent confrontation.  The Eric Garner Case.
George Floyd

Paying tribute to Floyd’s memory, his sister said she “really wants[s] To do the works that God wants to see.”

“Some saw it as a great injustice done to man. To other people, they saw it as the greatest injustice and murder of a black man in broad daylight in a public setting. To me, he was a dear friend of mine,” Floyd’s friend Tiffany Cofield told People.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Bridget Floyd, sister of George Floyd, has tears running down her face as she speaks on a police reform panel at the 2022 National Action Network Annual Convention at the Times Square Sheraton Hotel on April 06.  2022 in New York.  Reverend Al Sharpton and his National Action Network held their first annual in-person conference in two years due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  The conference brings together civil rights leaders and allies, government officials and other leaders from across the country to discuss voting rights, police reform and public safety.  (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
Bridget Floyd, sister of George Floyd, has tears running down her face as she speaks on a police reform panel at the 2022 National Action Network Annual Convention April 6, 2022 in New York. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

After Floyd’s murder, his sister said he was “very broken” and Caufield said he was “severely traumatized.”

“If the police pull me over, it takes me an hour to calm down,” Cofield, 39, said.

Hundreds of demonstrators protest on Flatbush Avenue and Parkside Avenue to protest the death of George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020.  (Jeff Bachner/New York Daily News)

Jeff Bachner / New York Daily News

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, hundreds of demonstrators march in Brooklyn to protest the death of George Floyd.

“I know some people are asking, ‘Oh, why are we still talking about George Floyd?’ said Caufield, who planned to mark the heartbreaking anniversary by listening to her late friend’s music and visiting his grave. “It’s because we can never forget. Unfortunately, this was a story that was set up in the most horrifying way. “

In 2021, Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter for Floyd’s murder. He is serving more than two decades in prison.

Another prisoner was wounded at the end of last year A chauvinist almost two dozen times.

The former police officer was sued along with another Minneapolis officer earlier this week by a woman who accused him of excessive force In January 2020, a few months before his forces ended Floyd’s life.

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