George’s fiancée, Courteney Ross said George Floyd was a “gentle giant” to those who knew him.
Africa American man George Floyd was unjustly murdered by a Minneapolis white police officer on May 26th desperate calls from George that he was unable to breath, the police officer kept his knee on George’s neck.
Bystanders pleaded with officers not to kill him. His last words were, “I can’t breathe.” Read (Full News Here).
The 46-year-old trucker moved to Minneapolis from Houston about four or five years ago looking for better job opportunities and he was doing well in Minneapolis, it was revealed.
Ross said Floyd’s daughter still lives in Houston, and so do a lot of his family and friends.
Ross also called for protesters to forgive the cop who killed George.
“You know, if he was here, he would say that he’s a man of God. He would stand on that firmly,” Ross said.
“He stood up for people, he was there for people when they were down, he loved people that were thrown away,” Ross added. “We prayed over every meal, we prayed if we were having a hard time, we prayed if we were having a good time.”
Ross said she knows the community is hurting, and she hopes they respond in a way that honors Floyd.
“You can’t fight fire with fire. Everything just burns, and I’ve seen it all day, people hate, they’re hating, they’re hating, they’re mad. And he would not want that. He wouldn’t, he wouldn’t, he wouldn’t. He would give grace. I stand on that today. He would still give grace to those people,” she said.
Ross said Floyd’s mother died about a year ago. She believes his mother’s spirit was there with him when he took his last breath.
Ross said she won’t watch the video that shows a Minneapolis police officer with his knee of Floyd’s neck.
When asked how Floyd made her feel, Ross became emotional and said, “Floyd could take anyone and lift them up and lift their spirits without even knowing. He wouldn’t want me to cry. He wouldn’t want anyone to cry. I can feel his arm around me right now. It’s just the way I met him. He’s just taking care of me because he saw that I was down. He would do that for anybody.”