George Floyd’s two brothers, Rodney and Philonise Floyd, and George’s cousin, Tera Brown, spoke about his recent death, which was caught on film after a Minneapolis police officer was seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he pleaded that he couldn’t breathe.
All four officers involved in the incident have been fired, and Floyd’s family wants them charged with murder. Tera Brown told CNN, “They need to be charged with murder because what they did was murder. And almost the whole world has witnessed that because somebody was gracious enough to record it.”
Floyd’s brother Philonese slammed the officers for their treatment of his brother, stating, “Knowing my brother is to love my brother. They could have tased him; they could have maced him. Instead, they put their knee in his neck and just sat on him and then carried on. They treated him worse than they treat animals.”