On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, an African American man, was pinned to the ground by white police officer Derek Chauvin for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill at a convenience store in Minneapolis. Officer Chauvin kneeled on Mr. Floyd’s neck for 9½ minutes as he pleaded for air until he died. Floyd’s death sparked nationwide indignation and some of the largest civil rights demonstrations over police brutality and larger systemic racial inequalities across the globe.