Rev. Al Sharpton & Gwen Carr Speak to Family of George Floyd in Minneapolis to Pledge Support

May 27, a private conversation took place between Rev. Al Sharpton, Gwen Carr and George Floyd’s family. The call was initiated by the family attorney, Benjamin Crump, to pledge support during this very difficult time. The Floyd family asked for Rev. Al Sharpton and Gwen Carr to speak at their son’s funeral that will take place in the near future.

“As the world learns about the untimely death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, the National Action Network (NAN) will offer its unequivocal support to George’s family and Attorney Ben Crump,” said Reverend Al Sharpton. “This morning, Eric Garner’s mother Gwen Carr and I had a phone call with the family of George Floyd to express our solidarity and resources until justice is served. Our community is devastated as the criminal behavior by officers in the Minneapolis Police Department was captured in a video for the world to see. How these officers handled themselves is beyond comprehension and undeniably shows why they should be arrested and charged.”

“I feel the pain and hurt from George’s family and my whole heart goes out to them,” said Gwen Carr, who lost her son, Eric Garner, in 2014. “As I was talking to them, I relived what happened to Eric and tears overwhelmed me. I will work with NAN and Rev. Sharpton and supporters of George Floyd as we fight for accountability and justice.”


  1. Diane Dixon on May 27, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Please post or show on TV where one can go to help the family. I am sure that there are at least a million Americans that want to help.

  2. Mike sadler on May 28, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    My deepest condolences to Floyd family,. I don’t have much money but I can send what I can,. But I need to say as an American ,. The video says it all skip trial and handcuff those cops , and let family step on their necks till death, and then be careful who they hire to uphold the law. My familys hearts go out to Floyd’s loved ones , there’s no reason for trial the facts are on video. It’s obvious no argument. That was torture then assassination of an American unjustified by law enforcement.

  3. jailaid on May 29, 2020 at 6:38 am

    The officers who are in charge for the arrest should be sent to prison. He deserves it. My condolences to Floyd’s family.

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