In the wake of the unjustifiable death of Black Minnesota man George Floyd at the hands of officers with the Minneapolis Police Department, more details are emerging. As the story develops, tidbits regarding Floyd’s life are now available to a concerned public.

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The most detailed account of the Memorial Day incident that left Floyd, actual age yet to be confirmed, has been compiled by local outlet the Star Tribune. With footage of the incident captured by Minneapolis residents, the exchange between Floyd and four Minneapolis officers has since gone viral.

Astoundingly, the city also took swift action firing the four officers involved, with Derek Chauvin, seen kneeling Floyd’s neck, and Tou Thao publicly identified.

With an outpouring of support across social media and accounts online from family and friends, many are sharing their memories and found thoughts of Floyd, who was a beloved security guard in Minneapolis.

Below, we’ll share what we’ve learned about George Floyd that we’ve been able to pull from public sources.

Our deepest condolences to the family of George Floyd. May he rest powerfully in peace.

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The news of George Floyd’s murder made its way to the highest office in the state. 


Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey joined Gov. Walz in decrying the actions of the now-terminated officers in question. 


Tana Hargest shared via Twitter details of a protest in honor of Floyd that began at 5 PM local time with Instagram Live and Facebook Live feeds.

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