George Floyd’s brother gets emotional on witness stand

Testifying during the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Thursday, Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, became emotional talking about the deaths of his brother and mother.

Video transcript

- Do you recognize the picture in 284?

PHILONISE FLOYD: Yes, sir.

- Is that a picture of your mother and George when he was younger?

PHILONISE FLOYD: Yes, sir.

- I'm going to offer exhibit 284.

- 284 is received.

- Permission to publish? Sir, would you please describe this photo and what you know about it?

PHILONISE FLOYD: That's-- that's my mother. She's no longer with us right now, but that's my oldest brother, George. I miss both of them. They are-- I was married-- in May 24th, I got married. And my brother was killed May 25th, and my mom died on May 30th. So it's like a bittersweet month because I'm supposed to be happy when the month comes.

- Sir, I'm going to ask you some questions about your mom's passing a little bit. If you need a moment, I can take a minute. And just let me know when you're ready. OK.

PHILONISE FLOYD: I'm good.

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