DALLAS, Texas – The City of Dallas held a memorial service for George Floyd on Friday at City Hall.

What You Need To Know

  • Dallas mayor planned memorial at city hall

  • City council, U.S. Rep joined to declare the day

  • Moment of silence was held for 8 minutes and 46 seconds

During the “Mourning at the Plaza: A Prayerful Remembrance of George Floyd” event Mayor Eric Johnson declared July 5, 2020 as George Floyd Remembrance Day. The Dallas City Council and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson joined the mayor to help declare the day.

At 8:46 a.m., there was an 8-minute, 46-second period of silence.

Floyd’s last moments were caught on camera nearly two weeks when a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.

Former officer Derek Chauvin was arrested a few days later for third-degree murder and manslaughter charges. Amid the outcries from protests all over America and other countries, Chauvin’s charges were upgraded to second-degree murder and three other officers involved in the arrest were taken into custody.