CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago church held a special service this Father’s Day, honoring George Floyd.
The Gifts of God Ministry Church, at 1818 W. 74th St. in West Englewood, dedicated its annual Father’s Day service to Floyd, who had five children.READ MORE: Elderly Cab Driver Shot In Roseland Carjacking
Clergy said they also wanted to recognize the “hurt and pain” of Black children whose fathers were killed in conflicts with police.READ MORE: Belmont Cragin Carjacking Leads To Fiery Crash, Multiple Other Parked Cars Struck
Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis in May. Video shows the now ex-Minneapolis officer holding Floyd down with his knee on Floyd’s neck. That man, Derek Chauvin, is charged with Floyd’s murder.MORE NEWS: CPD: Woman Accidentally Shot, Killed By Boyfriend In McKinley Park
Days after Floyd’s murder, demonstrations took place in Minneapolis and across the country, including Chicago, where protesters demanded justice for Floyd and the countless others who died at the hands of law enforcement.