The family of George Floyd appeared on CNN Tonight With Don Lemon, Tuesday evening. Floyd died while handcuffed and in police custody, and video emerged showing that one of the arresting officers knelt on his neck for several minutes despite his gasping pleas for help.
“They could have tased him, maced him,” said Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd. “Instead, they put their knee in his neck and just sat on him and didn't care at all.”
While battling through his tears, Floyd’s brother shared his thoughts on the arresting officers involved. “They took a life now they deserve life.” Floyd’s brother also believes that if the roles were reversed, the officers would feel the same way.
Floyd’s brother said, “They're at home and sleeping with their wives, they have kids. If something like that happened to them, they would be just like me.”
Floyd’s cousin, Tera Brown also weighed in on the arresting officers actions, saying, “We want to see them charged with murder and we want them to be convicted...They need to pay for what they did.”