The funeral ceremony of George Floyd, the black man who died in after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck, will be held June 9 in Houston.
The news of his funeral service came in an announcement by the family lawyer, Ben Crump,vwho stated that the funeral will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
However On Saturday, there will be a memorial service in North Carolina, where he was born, at 1pm to 3pm.
George Floyd died on May 27 after a policeman knelt on the 46-year-old man’s neck for almost nine minutes. Floyd became unresponsive after almost three minutes.
The family lawyer announced the results of an autopsy arranged by Floyd’s family that shows he was suffocated by the police officer who knelt on his neck, rather than dying from pre-existing heart problems as claimed by the official ruling.
Nationwide uproar sparked over police brutality, and protests and rioting erupted in major cities over the weekend.