Key events since George Floyd’s arrest and death
Since George Floyd's death on May 25, 2020, America has asked, what next? This week, we may find out.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd’s death after his arrest by police officers in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, sparked widespread anger after millions of people saw a video of the event.
The four officers at the scene were quickly fired and charged in his death.
The agonizing bystander video shows Floyd repeatedly crying “I can’t breathe” and eventually going still as Officer Derek Chauvin presses his knee on Floyd’s neck.
The video’s release sparked immediate protests and sometimes violent riots nationwide and around the world.
Closing arguments are set for Monday in Chauvin’s trial on murder and manslaughter charges.