The sister of a black man who died after a police officer pressed his knee into his neck for at least eight minutes is speaking out, saying that she wants to see the officers involved prosecuted for nothing less than murder.
“Me and my family are taking this very, very hard," Bridgett Floyd said on the TODAY show Wednesday, speaking on behalf of her deceased brother, George Floyd."It’s very heartbreaking, it’s very disturbing."
"I would like for those officers to be charged with murder because that’s exactly what they did. They murdered my brother; he was crying for help,"she added.
Video of the Monday night incident has gone viral, and shows a white police officer with his knee on Floyd's neck as Floyd pleaded, "Please, please, please, I can't breathe."
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