Toyota workers fired over 'disgusting' video mocking George Floyd's murder

Joanna Taylor
Thursday 09 July 2020 13:00
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Two high-ranking staff at Toyota have been fired for appearing to mock George Floyd's death in a shocking video.

Patrick Talley, a supervisor at Toyota in Indiana, knelt on a binder while saying "that will keep them down" according to witnesses.

Another man can be seen in the video, although it is unclear why he was fired. indy100 has contacted Toyota and will keep you updated if we find out.

The men were immediately reported to HR after the incident took place on 6 June and have now been fired.

The onlooker who filmed the incident said:

It was a disgusting gesture Talley made to imply that kneeling on a black man's neck until he dies is a great way to "keep them down" and continue to repress them.

George Floyd died on 25 May after Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost eight minutes.

Chauvin was fired from the police department and charged with second degree murder and manslaughter.

Floyd's death was classified as a homicide in a medical examiner's report. Footage of Floyd's death sparked Black Lives Matter protests around the world.

A new heartbreaking transcript of Floyd's final moments reveals that he told officers he couldn't breathe more than 20 times.

Toyota have been contacted for comment.

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