George Floyd

The death of George Floyd, subsequent protests, and trial have been a focus of misinformation. Snopes fact-checks the claims.

Derek Chauvin, convicted of the murder of George Floyd, was a police training officer. Kim Potter, charged with second-degree manslaughter of Daunte Wright, was also a police training officer and president of her police union.
Were Both Derek Chauvin and Kim Potter Police Training Officers?
  • 21 April 2021
Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, while Potter was charged with second-degree manslaughter of...
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How Many People Were Killed By Police In the Past Year?
How Many People Were Fatally Shot by US Cops the Past Year?
  • 21 April 2021
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich drew attention after tweeting out the number.
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In April 2021, the Las Vegas Raiders tweeted out the words "I can breathe," after Derek Chauvin's conviction for killing George Floyd.
Yes, the Las Vegas Raiders Tweeted ‘I Can Breathe’ After Chauvin Conviction
  • 21 April 2021
Many online observers criticized what they presented as a crass play on words by the...
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Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks about a jury's verdict in the case against former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, at the Department of Justice, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
AP: Attorney General Garland to Announce Minneapolis Police Probe
  • 21 April 2021
The announcement comes after former officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter...
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Text, Person, Human
Did Portland Mayor Declare State of Emergency After Antifa, BLM Posters Called for Violence?
  • 21 April 2021
Flyers allegedly posted around Portland urged protesters to "rage" no matter what the Chauvin verdict...
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Person, Human, Clothing
Did the Families of Emmett Till and George Floyd Watch Chauvin Verdict Together?
  • 20 April 2021
A cousin of Emmett Till and a brother of George Floyd appeared together in an...
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Nancy Pelosi thanked George Floyd for sacrificing your life.
Did Nancy Pelosi Thank George Floyd for ‘Sacrificing’ His Life?
  • 20 April 2021
The remarks in question followed the reading of the verdict in the trial of Derek...
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Graffiti, Wall, Art
Did Minn. Police Say George Floyd Died of ‘Medical Incident During Police Interaction’?
  • 20 April 2021
The Minneapolis Police Department’s May 2020 statement about George Floyd’s death obscured the full story.
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Art, Person, Human
Ex-Minneapolis Cop Derek Chauvin Found Guilty In George Floyd’s Killing
  • 20 April 2021
The 12-person jury reached the verdict after about 10 hours of deliberations over two days.
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Maxine Waters told cameras that racial justice protesters should stay in the streets, fight for justice, and get more confrontational.
Did Maxine Waters Urge Protesters To ‘Get More Confrontational’?
  • 19 April 2021
Rep. Waters answered questions from reporters while marching with protesters ahead of a verdict in...
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Beer, Beverage, Alcohol
Was Adam Toledo a Member of Latin Kings Gang?
  • 20 April 2021
"[Adam] was a good kid without a criminal record," his family's attorney said.
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Person, Human, Face
Did Pat Robertson Sharply Criticize Police Use of Force?
  • 16 April 2021
The 91-year-old evangelist surprised some with his scathing criticism of police in recent, high-profile incidents.
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