Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin, accused of killing Houston native George Floyd, has been fired and taken into custody.
George Floyd is originally from Houston, and was recently killed by former police officer Derek Chauvin in a viral video which shows Officer Chauvin resting his knee on George Floyd's neck.
George Floyd pleaded for Officer Chauvin to stop, even calling for his mother at one point as he was gasping for breath. Eventually George Floyd passed out, and was lifted lifeless onto a stretcher. The other officers involved in the case have been fired as well.
Officer Chauvin and George Floyd both worked on the same shift at the same club, El Nuevo Rodeo Club in 2019 in the Minneapolis area, according to Business Insider.
George Floyd grew up in Houston's Third Ward. He also played football at Jack Yates High School, according to KTRK.
The viral video posted by NBC is on YouTube, please read the warning in the video before watching: