George Floyd, 46, died after Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, who is white, pinned his neck to the pavement with his knee for several minutes. Floyd is captured on video saying repeatedly that he could not breathe.
“I am disturbed, brokenhearted, and deeply grieved when I see and read that another black man’s sacred life has been unjustly snuffed out,” said Marshal Ausberry, SBC first vice president and president of the National African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention.
“The life of George Floyd was ended by those charged to protect and serve. They became judge, jury and executioner.”