Former NBA forward Stephen Jackson took to social media on Tuesday to remember George Floyd, an African-American man who died Monday evening shortly after being violently apprehended by Minneapolis police, calling Floyd, “My brother,” and a “Twin.”
Four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday, authorities said, after a viral video appeared to show one of them kneeling on the neck of Floyd, 46, who cried that he could not breathe.
As part of a series of posts on Instagram, Jackson said, “Twin. I promise I won’t let this BS ride. Already talked to @shaunking. Anybody from Houston/Cuney Homes u know this was my brother. Can’t let this ride. All hands on deck. Rest Easy Twin”
The MPD had originally said that Floyd, who was initially stopped Monday night on a report of a forgery, had “physically resisted officers.” Frey, however, told a local Minnesota news outlet Tuesday that as more information was revealed, “it became clear that the original statement was not accurate.”
The FBI will probe the death of Floyd, ABC News reported Tuesday night.
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