In 2015, Cube told Billboard how he felt that police brutality was still a recurring issue that plagued America: "I think it's the same. What we got to do is hold these dudes more accountable. We need body cameras on all these cops and we need it to be a federal offense if they tamper with those cameras, manipulate those cameras in any kind of way, or obstruct those cameras."
He added: "And we need these good cops to start snitching on these bad cops. They talk s--t about our neighborhoods for having a no-snitch policy, but they have a no-snitch policy in their department, and that's the problem. The good cops need to point out these bad cops, get them out of here, and get your dignity and respect back from the community."
Police spokesman John Elder spoke to reporters about how the Memorial Day incident went down. "After he got out, he physically resisted officers," said Elder. "Officers were able to get the suspect into handcuffs, and officers noticed that the man was going into medical distress."
Police also shared that Floyd went to Hennepin County Medical Center after falling unconscious. He died shortly after. By Tuesday afternoon, the four officers involved in the incident were fired. "This is the right call," tweeted Mayor Jacob Frey in response to the action taken.
"We all watched the horrific death of George Floyd on video as witnesses begged the police officer to take him into the police car and get off his neck," said Ben Crump, a civil rights attorney who's representing the Floyd's family. "This abusive, excessive, and inhumane use of force cost the life of a man who was being detained by the police for questioning about a non-violent charge."