George Floyd’s Family Calls For Murder Charges Against Fired Officers

The family of George Floyd, an African American man who died after being detained by police Monday, is calling for the four officers involved to be charged with murder.

The four Minneapolis police officers involved in the detention of Floyd were fired Tuesday, and the FBI is investigating the incident.

“Firing them is a good start. But we want to see justice for our family. We want to see them charged,” Floyd’s cousin Tera Brown said.

On Tuesday night, protesters gathered outside a Minneapolis police station and eventually clashed with officers, with police using tear gas to break up the crowd.

“We need justice for my brother.

They need to be convicted of murder,” Philonese Floyd said.

The incident has sparked backlash across the country, with many drawing parallels between Floyd’s death and Eric Garner’s death in 2014.

Floyd had moved to Minneapolis from his native Houston several years ago in hopes of finding work and starting a new life, said Christopher Harris, Floyd’s lifelong friend. But he lost his job as a bouncer at a restaurant when Minnesota’s governor issued a stay-at-home order. 

On Monday night, an employee at a Minneapolis grocery store called police after Floyd allegedly tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill. 

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