George Floyd's brother says there's a 'dark cloud' over Minnesota after multiple Black men have been killed there by police

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George Floyd's brother says there's a 'dark cloud' over Minnesota after multiple Black men have been killed there by police
Rodney Floyd speaks during the funeral for his brother, George Floyd, at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Texas, on June 9, 2020.Godofredo A. Vasquez/Pool via REUTERS
  • George Floyd's brother Rodney Floyd says there's a "dark cloud" over Minnesota.
  • He spoke to the Washington Post during Derek Chauvin's murder trial in the death of George Floyd.
  • Rodney Floyd and several other family members have traveled to Minneapolis for the trial.

George Floyd's youngest brother, Rodney Floyd, says there's a "dark cloud" over Minnesota because multiple Black men have been killed by police in the state.

Rodney Floyd spoke with the Washington Post with his brother, Philonise Floyd, during former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial in George Floyd's death.

The brothers spoke to The Post about Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, earlier this month; Philando Castile, a school cafeteria employee who was shot by a police officer in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area in 2016; and Jamar Clark, who was shot by a police officer in Minneapolis in 2015.

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Now Rodney Floyd and Philonise Floyd are in Minneapolis for Chauvin's trial, nearly a year after the former police officer knelt on George Floyd's neck for nine minutes during an arrest. Chauvin is facing second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter charges.

"We try to think of coming here as a job," Rodney Floyd told The Post. "Put on a suit, and go try and get justice for your brother. But there's a dark cloud over this place."

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