‘Insecure’ star Kendrick Sampson says he was shot with rubber bullets 7 times during George Floyd protest
Written by laserteam on June 1, 2020
Actor Kendrick Sampson said he was shot seven times with rubber bullets by police in Los Angeles on Saturday during a protest over the death of George Floyd.
“He pointed the gun DIRECTLY AT ME,” Sampson wrote on Twitter, linking to a news report about his experience. “I actually got hit 7 times with rubber bullets and many with batons. My boy has stitches.”
Sampson, a vocal activist, was among thousands of people across the US who protested Floyd’s death this weekend.
Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man, died in Minneapolis last week at the hands of police. Four officers were involved in the incident and all have since been fired from the Minneapolis Police Department.
One former officer, Derek Chauvin, is seen in a video with his knee on Floyd’s neck for over eight minutes. He was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday. Protesters say they want to see charges for all four police officers involved in the death of Floyd.