Friends and family of George Floyd speak out about arrest of fired police officer

Family, community and celebrities reacted to the charges against Derek Chauvin.
2:31 | 05/30/20

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Transcript for Friends and family of George Floyd speak out about arrest of fired police officer
We'll turn to the reaction to the arrest of the fired police officer, Derek chauvin, from Floyd's family and supporters and celebrities weighing in now. ABC's Marcus Moore is also right there in Minneapolis this morning. Good morning to you, Marcus. Reporter: Good morning. We are outside the corner store where George Floyd lost his life and can you see the memorial in the distance. It is continuing to grow, along with calls for justice across the country. The anger and sadness over George Floyd's death at the hands of a police officer seen across the nation. Now friends and family are speaking out about the arrest of Derek chauvin as we learn new details about Floyd's past. According to the owner of this nightclub both Floyd and chauvin worked security, the owner telling me about Floyd's time at the club. Sweet as pie. Very respectful. Big smile. Reporter: Floyd's family and friends enduring a nightmare. Our affiliate ktsp with Floyd's girlfriend as she learned of chauvin's arrest. This is a piece of justice. This is the first piece and it needed to -- it needed to be done. Reporter: Floyd's daughter overwhelmed. Her mother rose Hudson embracing her as she bravely spoke for the family. They hurt these girls really, really bad. My daughter had to see her daddy be killed on live TV. Reporter: Their loss felt across the country. Floyd's long-time friend former NBA player Steven Jackson and academy award winner Jamie Foxx appearing together at a rally. I'm at the point now where I'm tired of being a bigger person. Giving love to every race and not getting it in return. We're not afraid to stand. We're not afraid of the moment. Reporter: The call for justice appearing on social media with stars like Oprah sharing this message. We speak this time but this time we will not let your name be just a hashtag. Coco gauff posting this to tiktok and Beyonce -- We're broken and disgusted. We cannot normalize this pain. Reporter: Celebrities like Beyonce and Jamie Foxx joining a chorus of celebrities calling for justice and Colin Kaepernick in partnership with his know your rights camp has offered to pay for the legal representation for protesters who are arrested here in Minneapolis. He wrote on Instagram, quote, we must protect our freedom fighters.

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