George Perry Floyd Jr. was an African-American man who was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest made after a store clerk suspected Floyd may have used a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill, on May 25, 2020. Derek Chauvin, one of the four police officers who arrived on the scene, knelt on Floyd's neck and back for 9 minutes and 29 seconds which caused a lack of oxygen. After his murder, protests against police brutality, especially towards black people, quickly spread across the United States and globally. His dying words, "I can't breathe," became a rallying slogan. Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Floyd grew up in Houston, Texas, playing American football and basketball throughout high school and college. Between 1997 and 2005, he was convicted of eight crimes. He served four years in prison after accepting a plea bargain for a 2007 aggravated robbery in a home invasion.
Lists of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States - Below are lists of people killed by law enforcement in the United States, both on duty and off duty.
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Rappers from Minneapolis
People murdered in Minnesota
Rappers from North Carolina
Rappers from Houston
Burials in Texas
American people convicted of theft
American people convicted of robbery
American people convicted of drug offenses
Murdered African-American people