George Floyd was not just one rapper who recorded music with the late influential hip-hop artist DJ Screw and a star soccer player for his Texas high school team, but a father of two young girls, including a six-year-old, he now leaves behind.
Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died Monday after passing out while a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes in an arrest captured for the camera, sparking protests across the city of Minnesota and outrage throughout country.
After Floyd died, the four detainees were fired on Tuesday. It has since been revealed that the white officer who was kneeled vigorously on Floyd’s neck was involved in a deadly police shooting. Another of the fired officers paid a $ 25,000 settlement after he was charged with excessive violence in an arrest in 2017.
Floyd leaves behind two daughters, including six-year-old Gianna Floyd who lives with her mother Roxie Washington in Floyd’s former hometown of Houston.
Washington told the Houston Chronicle that her ex was a “soft giant.”
“People confuse him because he was so big they thought he was always a fighting person, but he was a loving person,” she said. “And he loved his daughter.”
George Floyd (pictured in the 1990s, in jersey 88) was not only a rapper who recorded music with influential hip-hop artist DJ Screw and a star footballer for his Texas high school team, but also a father of two young girls, who he now leaves behind. Floyd was loved by many on the soccer team at Jack Yates High School in Houston, where he played a wide receiver. A fellow teammate tweeted his grief and anger when he learned of Floyd’s death
Floyd leaves two daughters, including six-year-old Gianna Floyd who lives with her mother, Roxie Washington (all pictured together), in Floyd’s former home town of Houston. Washington told the Houston Chronicle that her ex was a “soft giant.”
Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died Monday after passing out while a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes in an arrest captured for the camera, sparking protests in the city of Minnesota and outrage across the country
Floyd’s heartbreaking family said firing four police officers involved is just a ‘start’ to get justice
“I don’t even have words for it,” 38-year-old Washington told the newspaper. “It is cruel. They took it from my daughter. She will never see her father again. ‘
In an interview with CBS This Morning, Floyd’s cousin said that his daughter ‘isn’t doing well’ after hearing about her father’s untimely death.
Washington, who attended a 100-person protest in Houston after Floyd’s death, said he was born in North Carolina and moved to the third ward of the city as a baby.
Floyd was loved by many on the football team at Jack Yates High School in Houston, where he played a wide receiver in the 1990s.
A fellow teammate tweeted his grief and anger when he learned of Floyd’s death.
He wrote: ‘We played together in the same summer league team (after our first year) in the BCI competition.
“Floyd was a cool guy. I hate to hear that he passed. Now I just realize that Floyd is the man murdered by the police. I hope the officer who did this suffers the same fate. That would be justice. ‘
Archival footage from 1992 shows that Floyd scored a dramatic touchdown on one of the Yates games.
The school’s coach, M.J. Hickey Jr, posted a photo on Twitter of the deceased player with his team and the caption ‘# 88 #RIPGeorgeFloyd’.
“I don’t even have words for it,” Washington (left with Floyd center), 38, told the newspaper. “It is cruel. They took it from my daughter. She will never see her father again. ‘
Washington, who attended a 100-person protest in Houston after Floyd’s death, said he was born in North Carolina and moved to the third ward of the city as a baby
Fans of respected hip-hop artist DJ Screw (pictured) celebrated Floyd’s music career by sharing links of songs he recorded under his rap name ‘Big Floyd’ with the legendary Houston musician. DJ Screw, whose real name was Robert Earl Davis Jr, died of a drug overdose in 2000 after releasing 35 mixtapes. The rapper was posthumously made an official Texas Music Pioneer by Governor Rick Perry
Former NBA player Stephen Jackson (right) posted to social media Floyd (left) his ‘twins,’ while the two men on the Yates football and basketball team played and grew up in Houston’s third division
Washington said that Floyd received a basketball scholarship from Florida State University, but returned to Houston before he finished college and started making music.
Former NBA player Stephen Jackson posted to Floyd his’ twins’ on social media, as the two men played on Yates’ soccer and basketball team and grew up in Houston’s third division.
“You will know who Floyd was,” said Jackson’s Instagram post. No one is perfect, but Floyd was loved by everyone when he wasn’t his friends. Just the facts you have to come from HTown to know what I’m saying. Rest Easy Twin, we drive for you. ‘
Fans of respected hip-hop artist DJ Screw celebrated Floyd’s music career by sharing links of songs he recorded under his rap name ‘Big Floyd’ with the legendary Houston musician.
DJ Screw, whose real name was Robert Earl Davis Jr, died of a drug overdose in 2000 after releasing 35 mixtapes. The rapper was posthumously made an official Texas Music Pioneer by Governor Rick Perry.
“It’s on countless tapes. RIP to a legend, ‘a fan tweeted Wednesday.
Floyd worked as a security guard after moving to Minneapolis around 2018, Washington said.
Floyd first worked as a truck driver and then as a security guard at the Conga Latin Bistro restaurant in Minneapolis.
A new video was released Tuesday showing Floyd being pulled out of his car by police just before a white officer pushed him to the ground by the neck in an altercation leading to his death.
Derek Chauvin, 44, the officer who filmed Floyd’s kneeled neck during his arrest, is a 19-year-old military veteran who was investigated in a deadly 2006 shooting.
A second officer involved in Monday’s arrest, Tou Thao, is said to be part of an out-of-court settlement of $ 25,000 after he was charged with the use of excessive force in 2017
Floyd, unresponsive and handcuffed, is then placed on a stretcher before being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he died shortly after
The four officers involved in the arrest were also fired on Tuesday by the Minneapolis police, after initially being placed on paid administrative leave.
Their names have not been officially released, but the two agents seen on Monday’s video have been identified online as Derek Chauvin and Tou Thao.
Police allegedly found Floyd, who was suspected of a forgery, in his car at around 8pm before ordering him to leave the vehicle, a police statement said. A spokesperson claimed that Floyd got out of the car before “physically resisting officers.”
New video images, however, obtained by VOC 9, has shed light on the moments prior to Floyd’s arrest, and shows two officers maneuvering him and forcibly removing him from his car while being handcuffed outside the Cup Foods supermarket on 38th and Chicago Ave in south Minneapolis.
The new videos have shed light on the events leading to Floyd’s death, which has sparked outrage and questions the alleged use of force by officers against a suspect accused of a non-violent crime.
In a restaurant’s camera footage, a handcuffed Floyd is seen on the floor as a police officer, not seen in the original viral video, talks to him before picking him up and holding him against the wall.
George Floyd died in police custody on Monday, hours after footage showed that Minneapolis agent Chauvin knelt on him for eight minutes during the arrest for forgery
Video footage shows the moment when George Floyd was pulled out of his car by officers during his arrest, moments before losing consciousness after a white officer knelt on his neck for five minutes during an altercation
CCTV footage from a nearby restaurant shows part of the feud between Floyd and the on-site agents
Others held up banners saying “I can’t breathe” because they wanted to end police brutality against African American men
People were wrapped up for the Tuesday rally that started peacefully but ended in massacre later in the day
Another police officer will then drop by and help Floyd escort you to a nearby police car before the clip ends.
The events that followed were then captured in a separate video shared widely on Tuesday, which showed that Floyd begged the agent to stop and said ‘please, please, I can’t breathe’ and ‘My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts ”while it is tied to the ground.
Witnesses on the spot were heard and urged the arresting officers to stop, with one pointing out that Floyd was not opposed to arrest.
On Wednesday, Ben Crump, the lawyer representing Floyd’s family, without video footage of the incident, said he believes the police “would have given a false story and swept it under the carpet,” he said. . Today.
An initial statement released Tuesday by the Minneapolis Police Department did not detail the altercation between officers with Floyd, only mentioning that he had suffered “medical distress” after the arrest.