GEORGE Floyd's brother has pleaded with looters to stop as destroying their hometowns "disrespects his name and legacy".
Speaking after the decision was made to charge all four officers involved in the arrest death, Terrence Floyd addressed the widespread looting and protests.
"Don't do it in the name of George Floyd," he said during a press conference, "you're disrespecting his legacy. If you want to chant peacefully you can do so. But don't do it in the name of George Floyd."
Terrence also met with NYPD Police Commissioner to "begin conversations".
His comments came shortly after the news Minnesota’s Attorney General will escalate charges against Derek Chauvin and charge the three other officers with aiding and abetting murder, according to the Star Tribute.
Keith Ellison took the action just days after Gov Tim Walz asked the Attorney General to take over the prosecution, which had been led by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
Family attorney Benjamin Crump tweeted the reaction of Floyd's relatives, who said: "This is a bittersweet moment.
"We are deeply gratified that @AGEllison took decisive action, arresting & charging ALL the officers involved in #GeorgeFloyd's death & upgrading the charge against Derek Chauvin to felony second-degree murder."
On Wednesday, Crump spoke at the site where Floyd was “tortured to death” during his arrest in Minneapolis.
“They are just as guilty for the death as Chauvin," Crump said, regarding the other three officers present.
He accused fired officers Thomas Lane, J.A. Keung and Tou Thao of all “participating” in the death of Floyd, who was pinned down to the sidewalk for more than eight minutes.
"They all participated," Crump continued as he urged the AG's office to deliver justice.
"Do your job," he said. "Because all the world is watching."
Terrence encouraged protesters to "do this another way" — by voting out those who are currently in leadership.
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"Let's switch it up, y'all. Do this peacefully, please," he pleaded with the crowd. "My brother moved here from Houston and I used to talk to him on the phone, he loved it here."
"I highly doubt — no, I know — he would not want y'all to be doing this," Terrence told protesters at the vigil, adding those who are violently protesting need to "relax."
"Stop looting, don’t stop protesting," he told the crowd.
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