EXCLUSIVE: A new start turns to a tragic end for George Floyd, who moved to Minneapolis determined to turn his life around after being released from prison in Texas

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George Floyd moved to Minnesota to start a new life shortly after being released from prison in Texas , but his pursuit of a better life ended tragically when he died during a violent arrest, according to court records obtained by DailyMail.com.

Floyd was left gasping for breath when a white officer kneeled on his neck for eight minutes while arresting him for allegedly paying with a fake $20 bill at a convenience store on Monday evening.

All four cops involved in his arrest have been fired as outraged citizens across the country demand they be charged over the father-of-two’s death.

None of the officers could have been aware of Floyd’s more than a decade-old criminal history at the time of the arrest.

The 46-year-old moved to the city in 2014 and worked as a bouncer at a local restaurant, leaving behind his past in the Houston area.

Floyd had made changes to his lifestyle and a recent video has emerged of him pleading with younger generations to make good choices and to stop gun violence.

He had been there himself years ago, first being arrested in his 20s for theft and then a later arrest for armed robbery before he turned his life around. George Floyd moved to Minnesota to start a new life shortly after being released from prison in Texas, but his pursuit of a better life ended tragically when he died during a violent arrest, according to court records obtained by DailyMail.com The final straw for Floyd came after serving five […]

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