On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, while being arrested for allegedly using a counterfeit bill.
George Perry Floyd Jr. (October 14, 1973 – May 25, 2020) was an African American man killed during an arrest after a store clerk alleged he had passed a counterfeit $20 bill in Minneapolis. A white police officer named Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for a period initially reported to be 8 minutes and 46 seconds .
George Floyd was an African-American man from Houston, Texas. He was killed on May 25, 2020 after he was put in a chokehold by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. He knelt on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes while other officers stood nearby. This took place in the Powderhorn community of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event was recorded on many mobile phones. Four officers involved were fired the next day. The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a federal civil rights investigation
Following Floyd's death, a 15-year-old started a Change.org petition titled "Justice for George Floyd", demanding that all four police officers involved be charged. The petition was both the largest and fastest-growing in the site's history,  reaching over 13 million signatures. 
Derek Michael Chauvin (born 1976) is an American former police officer known for his involvement in the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020.. During an arrest made by Chauvin and three other officers, he knelt on Floyd's neck for several minutes while Floyd was handcuffed, lying face down on the street calling out "I can't breathe
George Floyd was an unarmed African-American man who died while he was being detained by police in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, shortly after 8:00 p.m. CDT, near the Cup Foods grocery store at the intersection of East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue.
George Floyd Wiki, Age, Death, Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More. George Perry Floyd was an African-American man who died in police custody in south Minneapolis during an encounter on May 25, 2020. The video of his encounter went viral on social media in which Floyd was seen suffocating under the knee of a white policeman, Officer Derek Chauvin.
May 26, 2020 · George Floyd was 40 years old. Cause of Death Minneapolis Police released a statement saying the man, who was in his 40s, died following a medical incident, claiming he suffered medical distress during a police interaction.
George Floyd's death was ruled a homicide by the coroner with charges being laid against the officers.    The death of George Floyd lead to widespread protests in the US, as his death became a focal point for race relations , institutionalised racism and police brutality.