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    Wednesday, June 19, 2024

    George Floyd honored by loved ones 4 years after his murder: ‘He was somebody’

    George Floyd was remembered as “somebody that is going to help everybody” by his loved ones four years after his murder at the hands of Minneapolis police fueled the Black Lives Matter movement.

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

    “I just want the world to know that my brother was somebody,” his sister Bridgett Floyd told People. “He wasn’t just any man. He just wasn’t any Black man. But he was somebody…. He is the somebody that is going to help everybody.”

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

    “Some people saw it as a great injustice that was done to a human being. For other people, they saw it as a great injustice and a murder of a Black man in broad daylight in a public situation. For me, it was my dear friend,” Floyd’s friend Tiffany Cofield told People.

    In the aftermath of Floyd’s murder, his sister said she was “so broken,” while Cofield said she’s “seriously been traumatized.”

    “If I get pulled over by a police officer, it takes me an hour just to calm down,” said Cofield, 39.

    “I know some people ask, ‘Oh, why are we still talking about George Floyd?'” said Cofield, who planned to commemorate the heartbreaking anniversary by listening to her late friend’s music and visiting his grave. “It’s because we can never forget. Unfortunately, it was history made in the most horrific way.”

    In 2021, Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter for killing Floyd. He is serving a more than two-decade prison sentence.

    Late last year, another inmate stabbed Chauvin nearly two dozen times.

    The former cop was sued along with another Minneapolis officer earlier this week by a woman accusing him of excessive force in January 2020, just months before his force ended Floyd’s life.

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