George Floyd, a black man who was brutally killed in a police custody, will be buried at Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland on Tuesday (today).
According to reports, he will be laid to rest next to his mother’s grave.
Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody when a white officer kneeled on his neck for an extended period of time after he was arrested for allegedly trying to spend a counterfeit $20 bill.
His death was captured in a video and sparked global outrage in the Black Lives Matter movement. The world’s top celebrities also raised their voices and demanded justice for him.
Floyd was born in Fayetteville, N.C. but grew up in Houston’s Third Ward. His body arrived to Houston on Saturday and was taken to Fort Bend Memorial Planning Center by the Houston Police Department.
A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. at Fountain of Praise Church. After that, a procession carrying Floyd’s body will go directly from the church to the cemetery.
Earlier, three police officers, charged in George Floyd’s death, have been granted bail by a judge at $1 million each, or $750,000 under certain conditions. A judge has set bail under conditions including they do not work in law enforcement or are connected to Floyd’s family.
J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao appeared in court one day after they were arrested. They were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.
Derek Chauvin, the officer who chocked Floyd’s neck for around 9 minutes, was also charged. He was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. However, he was then charged with second-degree murder on Wednesday.
All these officers appeared before Judge Paul R. Scoggin at a downtown Minneapolis courtroom.