Courteney Ross, who was dating George Floyd before his death in May, said in court Thursday that Floyd called her by the nickname “Mama,” which Floyd notably yelled out numerous times during his arrest and detainment by Minneapolis police officers.
Ross said Floyd also called his late mother “Mama,” with whom he was very close before her death in 2018.
“Ross, who has two children, also said that Floyd had referred to her and his own mother, who died in 2018, by the same nickname: ‘Mama.’ Floyd had called out for ‘Mama’ as Chauvin knelt on his neck moments before his death on May 25,” The New York Times reported.
After his mother died, Ross said, Floyd “seemed kind of like a shell of himself, like he was broken. He seemed so sad. He didn’t have the same kind of bounce that he had.”
Following the death of Floyd, numerous political pundits emotionally noted that Floyd called out for his mother. Ross’ testimony