On May 25, 2020, George Perry Floyd, an African-American man, was killed in the Powderhorn community of Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. While Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down on a city street during an arrest. The arrest was made after Floyd was accused of using a counterfeit $20 bill at a market. Derek Chauvin, a white American Minneapolis police officer, kept his knee on the right side of Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds; according to the criminal complaint against Chauvin, 2 minutes and 53 seconds of that time occurred after Floyd became unresponsive.
Officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas K. Lane participated in Floyd's arrest, with Kueng holding Floyd's back, Lane holding his legs, and Thao looking on and preventing intervention by an onlooker as he stood nearby. Floyd was pronounced dead at the hospital upon arrival.
Only one of the officers Derek Chauvin has been arrested in connection with the MURDER.