Who is George Floyd’s mother Cissy and is she still alive? – The Sun

AS George Floyd gasped for air as a Minnesota cop knelt on his neck, he was heard calling out for his Mom – Cissy Floyd.

But who was Cissy, when is George Floyd's funeral and have the arresting officers been charged? Here's the latest.

Why was George Floyd stopped by police in Minneapolis?

On May 25, officers responded to a call from a teenage grocery storeworker who alleged that Floyd had used a forged $20 note.

He had bought cigarettes from Cup Foods in Minneapolis.

Store owner Mike Abumayyaleh – who wasn't working at the time – told NBC that Floyd was a regular customer, and never caused any trouble.

In a statement released by the Minneapolis Police Department, the officers responded to a report of a "forgery in progress".

Who was George Floyd's mom Cissy?

After repeatedly telling former cop Derek Chauvin and other arresting officers that he couldn't breathe as Chauvin pinned him to the floor by his neck, Floyd was heard calling for out for his "mama".

Floyd's mom Larcenia Floyd died two years ago in his hometown of Houston, while Floyd was living in Minneapolis trying to get a fresh start.

Known affectionately as "Miss Cissy", his mom was described as "the center of his world" and he had her name tattooed on his torso.

Floyd was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and raised in Cuney Homes in the Third Ward of Houston, Texas.

What did George Floyd say in the video?

As well as calling for his mom, Floyd was heard telling cops that he couldn't breathe and that he couldn't move. When he was told to "get up and get in the car" he said: "I will! I can't move" as he was pinned to the concrete by his neck.

He was heard saying: "I'm about to die… they're gonna kill me."

When is George Floyd's funeral?

A private funeral will take place to say farewell to George Floyd in Houston, Texas, tomorrow.

Retired boxing champ Floyd Mayweather generously offered to cover the funeral expenses, and the family accepted.

The former boxer sent a £70,000 cheque to pay for funeral costs as it’s what "he feels is right in his heart".

According to ABC13, the funeral will start from 11am tomorrow, at The Fountain of Praise Church.

Floyd is expected to be buried at the Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland.

Have the Minneapolis cops involved been charged?

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck was charged on Wednesday last week with a new, more serious count of second-degree murder.

The three other officers on the scene have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

Chauvin was previously charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.


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