A spokesman for the brother of George Floyd made an impassioned declaration that people using George Floyd's name to loot were 'disrespecting his legacy.'
Rev. Kevin McCall spoke on behalf of Terrence Floyd as he offered remarks at The House of The Lord Church in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
The pair were scheduled to meet with NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea but Floyd was too 'overwhelmed' to attend the meet up, McCall shared.
'He wanted to call for peace, he wanted to call for justice,' McCall said. 'He wanted to make sure you can't get one without the other.'
Rev. Kevin McCall spoke on behalf of Terrence Floyd as offered remarks at The House of The Lord Church in Brooklyn on Tuesday
We are hearing that justice is being made and we are moving in the direction of justice and that's a good thing, but we must continue to keep the conversation going here in New York City.
The church leader stressed that the conversations come with 'peace, justice, policy and then legislation.'
A memorial for George Floyd is scheduled for Thursday in Camden Plaza in Brooklyn. A time has not been specified but Terrence Floyd is expected to attend, along with other family members.
McCall then turned his attention to the looters, many of which have not been associated with the many peaceful demonstrations.
The pair were scheduled to meet with NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea but Floyd was too 'overwhelmed' to attend the meet up, McCall shared
A memorial for George Floyd is scheduled for Thursday in Camden Plaza in Brooklyn. A time has not been specified but Terrence Floyd is expected to attend, along with other family members
'Don't do it in the name of George Floyd,' he declared.
'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.
The reverend explained that New York City police and community leaders were at a crucial turning point for 'bridging the gap.'
'We have an issue in New York City which is a good thing in terms of having a relationship in bridging the gap in this hostile environment and I'm thankful now that we can have a voice and turn something negative into something positive,' he said.
The reverend explained that New York City police and community leaders were at a crucial turning point for 'bridging the gap'
The reverend's message comes after members of Floyd's family took to the street to call for peaceful protests.
'George Floyd's six-year-old daughter Gianna has been told her 'daddy changed the world' but still does not know he was killed by cops.
The six-year-old and her mother Roxie Washington appeared on Good Morning America on Wednesday morning where Gianna, bright-eyed and smiling, said she misses playing with her father.
Gianna Floyd, on her uncle's shoulders, on Tuesday in Minneapolis, saying: 'Daddy changed the world'
She said she wants to grow up to become a doctor and wants to 'take care of people.'
'I miss him... he played with me,' Gianna said.
In another video which emerged on social media on Tuesday, Gianna is seen on her uncle's shoulders watching peaceful protests in Minneapolis and saying: 'Daddy changed the world!'
The family turned out to join peaceful protests in Minneapolis on Tuesday as others took place around the country in Floyd's name.
They urged people to protest peacefully against police brutality and rebuked violent looters and rioters giving the cause a bad name.
Unrest has unfolded across America since Floyd's death last Monday.
All four of the officers involved in George Floyd's death have now been charged and face 40 years behind bars.
Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng and Tou Thao were all present when Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck in Minneapolis on Monday for eight minutes and 46 seconds.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Minnesota AG charged the trio with aiding and abetting second degree murder which carries a maximum sentence of 40 years.
Chauvin was originally charged with second degree murder which carries a maximum sentence of 25 years but he now faces 40 years behind bars too after being hit with an additional charge of second degree murder.