George Floyd's emotional brother says he was a 'mama's boy' as prosecution wraps case in Derek Chauvin trial

George Floyd's emotional brother says he was a 'mama's boy' as prosecution wraps case in Derek Chauvin trial

GEORGE Floyd's younger brother gave emotional testimony, calling him a "mama's boy" as prosecution wrapped in Derek Chauvin's trial.

Philonise Floyd, 39, got choked up during Monday's testimony, as the court saw a photo of he and his brother as kids with their mom.

"That's my mother," Floyd said. "She's not with us right now. That's my oldest brother George – I miss both of them."

The younger Floyd recalled how his brother taught him how to respect, and the special relationship he had with their mother.

"He was a big mama's boy," he said. "It was so unique how they were with each other.

"He would lay up onto her in the fetus position like he was still in the womb. Being around him, he showed us how to treat out mom and how to respect our mom. He just — he loved her so dearly."

He went on to call George "a leader to us in the household," and spoke about how he would take care of his siblings and make them snacks.

He "just knew how to make people feel better," the younger Floyd said.

His testimony comes as prosecutors in the murder case against former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin, 45, are expected to wrap their case this week.

The trial is currently in its third week, and the jury have heard from a number of notable witnesses so far, including Minneapolis police chief Madaria Arradondo, the paramedics who responded to the scene and George Floyd's girlfriend.

Arradondo's testimony was especially shocking, as the police chief said the Chauvin "absolutely" failed to follow department policies when he knelt on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes.

"I absolutely agree that violates our policy," Chief Arrandondo said when asked about Chauvin's tactics by the prosecutor.

"That is not part of our policy; that is not what we teach," he added.

Chauvin faces charges of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.

The trial is expected to last for at least a month, with witness testimony continuing until April 16.

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