On Memorial Day, a grocery store employee from Cup Foods accused Floyd of buying cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill and dialed 911.
Officers arrested Floyd nearby, pinned him to the ground, and one pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.
Nearly two weeks after his death, Mahmoud Abumayyaleh, the owner of Cup Foods, revealed in a Facebook post that he would no longer involve police officers in nonviolent offenses.
Many people resonated with Williams’ experience, expressing the idea that Floyd’s death could have been avoided if the employee had never called the 💯 all he had to do was not accept the $20 if he felt it was counterfeit end of story and that man would still be here I’ve witnessed this many of times.
Derek Chauvin, the officer responsible for holding his knee on Floyd’s neck, was previously charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.