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