Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- Services honoring George Floyd, who killed by police officer named Derek Chauvin while being arrested in Minneapolis, will take place in two states over the course of six days.
A memorial service will be held in Minneapolis on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Next Monday, a public memorial will take place from noon to 6 p.m. at The Fountain of Praise Church in Houston and on Tuesday, a private service will be held at an undisclosed location.
In a special autopsy report commissioned by George Floyd's family, Floyd was left breathless as a result of constant pressure (asphyx) as a result of pressure on his neck and back, and his blood circulation to his brain was blocked and died at the scene.
Dr. Michael Biden, a former autopsy specialist at the New York Medical Institute, who performed the autopsy, said: “There is no other health issue that could cause or contribute to the death. Police have this false impression that if you can talk, you can breathe. That’s not true.”
"For both the city of Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota and the entire nation, it will be an important ceremony to honor a life that has been put in our sight," Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said at a news conference Thursday.
Protests caused by Floyd's death last week as a result of police violence continue in many cities across the country and around the world.