After being released from jail in Houston, Texas following an arrest for aggravated robbery, George Floyd relocated to Minneapolis in 2014.
George Floyd traveled to Minnesota to start a new life after being released from jail in Texas, but according to court papers acquired by DailyMail, his quest for a better life ended tragically when he died during a violent arrest.
When a white cop kneeled on Floyd's neck for eight minutes while detaining him for allegedly paying with a false $20 money at a convenience shop on Monday evening, Floyd was left gasping for air.
Outraged residents around the country have demanded that the four officers involved in his arrest be prosecuted in the father-of-murder. two's
At the time of the arrest, none of the officers could have known about Floyd's ten-year criminal history.
The 46-year-old relocated to the city in 2014 and began working as a bouncer at a local restaurant, abandoning his previous life in Houston.
Floyd had changed his lifestyle, and a recent video of him appealing with future generations to make wise decisions and put an end to gun violence has surfaced.
He'd been there before, been arrested for stealing in his twenties and then armed robbery in his thirties before turning his life around.
According to the charge sheet, Floyd pled guilty to a robbery in which another defendant pretended to be a worker with the local water department, wearing a blue uniform, in order to get entry to the woman's home.
When the woman opened the door, she discovered he wasn't from the water department and tried to close it, which resulted in a battle.
A Ford Explorer rolled up to the house at that moment, and five more individuals left the vehicle and walked up to the front door.According to the complaint, Floyd, the largest of the group, 'made his way inside the property, placed a gun against the complainant's abdomen, and pushed her into the living room area of the residence.'
'This massive suspect then continued to search the home while another armed suspect guarded the complainant, who was beaten in the head and sides with his gun while screaming for aid by this second armed suspect.'
Because they couldn't locate any drugs or money inside the residence, the men seized the woman's jewelry and her mobile phone and escaped in their car. The license plate number of the automobile was taken down by a witness to the heist.
Police later tracked down the vehicle and discovered Floyd behind the wheel. According to the paper, he was eventually recognized by the lady as the huge suspect who pressed a pistol on her stomach and pushed her into her living room.
Floyd had already been sentenced to ten months in state prison for cocaine possession. In December 2005, he was accused with possessing less than one gram of the restricted drug.
A few months later, the allegation was changed to possession with intent to distribute a controlled drug, increasing Floyd's claimed cocaine possession to more than four grams.
But according to court records, Floyd was able to have the charge reverted back to possession of cocaine less than a gram.
Floyd had two other cocaine offenses, receiving an eight month-sentence stemming from an October 2002 arrest and was sentenced to 10 months from a 2004 arrest.
Floyd was arrested in April 2002 for criminal trespassing and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.In August 1998, he served another sentence for theft with a handgun. He was imprisoned in Harris County for ten months.
Floyd was convicted of theft and supply of a prohibited narcotic in the 1990s, according to one of the charge documents, but it is unclear if he spent any time for either of those acts.
Floyd traveled to the city to start over and get a job, according to Christopher Harris, one of Floyd's oldest friends, who told the Atlanta Journal Constitution: 'He was trying to start over fresh, a new beginning.' He was pleased with the changes he was bringing about.'
Floyd appeared to have turned his life around prior to his death on Monday.
Floyd encourages the next generation to put an end to gun violence in a devastating video that has gone viral.
‘It’s clearly the generation after us that’s so lost, man,’ he says before telling them to ‘come home’.
Floyd was seen on the ground with his wrists cuffed behind his back while white officer Derek Chauvin forced him to the concrete until he lost consciousness and subsequently died, according to widely distributed film of his arrest.
Floyd's killing, according to Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, was a murder, he claimed on Thursday.
'I'm not a prosecutor, so please understand. He informed CBS that the arresting cop "killed someone."
'If he had been white, he would still be alive today.' The data I've seen, albeit sparse, obviously led me to believe that race was involved.'