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George Floyd’s family helps shine spotlight on death of Byron Williams.

Las Vegas Review-Journal
July 15, 2021

The unarmed Black man’s dying cries — “I can’t breathe” — were ignored by police. It cost him his life.

“Your mind can go to Eric Garner. You can go to my brother, George Floyd,” Philonise Floyd said Thursday in a downtown Las Vegas conference room. “Nobody believed them. And now you look at what Byron Williams had to go through.”

Philonise Floyd, whose brother posthumously became a symbol for police reform, traveled to Las Vegas to stand alongside members of the Williams family as they announced a federal lawsuit in connection with Williams’ death on Sept. 5, 2019.

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