Philonise Floyd said Wednesday that he would like to see prison time for the other three former police officers charged in George Floyd’s death.
Floyd appeared alongside his brother, Terrence Floyd, and family attorney Benjamin Crump on ABC’s “The View” to discuss the guilty verdict — on all three counts — that was handed down Tuesday on former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. (RELATED: ‘Rot In Hell’: Meghan McCain Says ‘Cold-Blooded Murderer’ Derek Chauvin Deserves ‘Jail Or Worse’)
Cohost Sunny Hostin asked Floyd what he would like to see happen to the other officers — Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane — charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin in the actions that killed his brother, noting that their joint trial was set to begin in late August.
“They need to be held accountable because, if the roles were reversed, that’s what would happen to me,” Floyd began, saying that he believed anyone who played a role in any crime should be held accountable for their actions.
“I was watching one of the guys pushing his frame into ground while he was trying to breathe. Mr. Chauvin had his knee on his neck. He was moving his nose and pushing into the ground trying to create space to breathe. He was using his knuckles and they were all bruised up really bad,” Floyd continued. “It’s a lot of pain. It’s a lot of hurt. They all should be locked up together because my brother is doing time in the ground, and they all need to be doing time in a cell.”