George Floyd’s Grieving Fiancée Speaks out After Cop Charged With Killing Him Is Arrested | 22 Words

Following the arrest of the disgraced police officer Derek Chauvin, George Floyd's grieving fiancée has spoken out in an emotional statement.

Keep scrolling for the full story, and to hear what she had to say on the heartwrenching loss of her partner...

Last week, America was completely disgraced.

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On Monday, May 25th, Passers-by in Minneapolis witnessed and filmed 2 police officers "arresting" George Floyd for an assumed forgery incident.

Police found George matching a suspect's description in his car.

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Even though he didn't resist arrest, one of the officers got him on the ground and pinned him there by pressing their knee into his neck.

This position was clearly very painful for him...

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"Please, please, I can't breathe," George can heard begging in harrowing footage as the officers remain standing. "My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts," he moaned as passers-by began to gather and repeatedly plead with the officer to stop leaning on him.

Multiple witnesses were arguing with the officers when he started to lose consciousness...

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"He's not f****** moving!" one witness shouted as another says, "Get the f*** off him, he isn't moving!" One of the officers responded with, "This is why you don't do drugs, kids."

After around 4 minutes of the officer kneeling on him, George was completely unresponsive.

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An ambulance arrived, the paramedics checked his pulse and moved his body onto a stretcher - he was later pronounced dead in hospital.

George was only forty six years-old...

And he did not deserve to die.

The police officers involved have shown absolutely no emotion, regret or urgency...

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And a huge amount of backlash has hit the headlines.

The officers involved received huge amounts of criticism and calls for them to lose their jobs were answered by the police department...

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And in total, 4 police officers have been fired following George's death. But many feel that more should be done.

The haunting footage of George's death quickly began to circulate online...

And it has left millions of people both heartbroken and disgusted.

People all around the world have been left furious over George's unjustified death.

But many are feeling completely hopeless due to the fact that this blatant racism is happening more and more in our country.

Protests have been held in George's memory all around the country...

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But Minneapolis has been restless for the entire week now.

The protests started last week...

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Thousands upon thousands of protesters took to the streets on Wednesday to express their hurt and their anger at the injustice.

But things very quickly turned violent.

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As thousands of people took to the streets, the police force became involved when shops started getting looted and police cars were being attacked.

Police officers in riot gear pelted the crowds with tear gas and rubber bullets...

And when protestors began fighting back, things turned very ugly and the mass brawl continued into the night.

But things were far from over...

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A Minneapolis Police Station was set on fire to mark the third evening of rioting. Thankfully, the station had been evacuated beforehand so nobody was seriously hurt.

The scenes have been truly apocalyptical...

And even though the protest was to demand justice for George, so many people were left fearful for their own lives on the chaotic streets of Minneapolis.

The Minnesota National Guard was activated and 500 soldiers made their way to the city...

The police department thankfully evacuated the building before the fire was set. The fire department hasn't responded either.

The Mayor of Minneapolis Jacob Frey has been repeatedly addressing the incident, referring to events in the videos as "wrong at every level."

"Being black in America should not be a death sentence. For 5 minutes we watched as a white officer pressed his knee to the neck of a black man. For 5 minutes," he said.

"When you hear someone calling for help, you are supposed to help. This officer failed in the most basic human sense. What happened on Chicago and 38th, this last night, is simply awful."

And on Wednesday, he addressed the person responsible for George's death.

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And this time, he called for the outright arrest of Derek Chauvin - the officer who is responsible for the death of George Floyd.

The Mayor pointed out that if any normal person had committed this horrific act, they'd have been thrown in jail straight away.

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"Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?" Frey asked during the press conference. "If you had done it or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now, and I cannot come up with a good answer to that question."

Justice needed to be served.

Derek Chauvin needed to face up to his actions regardless of his position in the police force. He committed a horrendous crime, killing an innocent man, and there's no way that anybody can dodge that fact.

But, on Friday, we got the news we'd all been waiting for.

Derek Chauvin had finally been arrested.

He was charged with murder in the third degree and manslaughter...

And could face up to twenty-five years behind bars if found guilty of his charges.

His bail has been set at $500,000...

And, over the weekend, we got the first glimpse at his mugshot. Things aren't looking too good for the disgraced officer, are they?

Understandably, people were delighted about his inevitable arrest...

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And now, George's grieving fiancée has spoken out regarding the news.

Courtney Ross was with George for 3 years, and the pair were due to wed.

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She has remained relatively quiet since his tragic death, but she has now spoken out regarding Chauvin's arrest.

She has described it as a "relief."

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"I can't say that it was happiness... But it was like a relief. You know, it was a relief."

She said that it's the "first steps to finding some peace"...

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And that his arrest has "knocked some of that pain away."

And, regarding the ongoing riots and violence, Courtney has mentioned that the best way to honor George’s memory is "to do so peacefully."

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“He loved the city. He came here [from Houston] and stayed here for the people and the opportunities," she told the Star Tribune.

Rest in peace, George Floyd.

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For more on the blatant racism in this country, keep scrolling to read about the cop who said something shocking about the black people surviving the ongoing medical pandemic...