News Crime Were Several Cops Killed at George Floyd Protests Misleading memes have misrepresented or mislabeled the circumstances of several officers deaths. By Dan Evon Published 9 June Updated 16 June 2020 2020 In June 2020, as protests against racial injustice and police brutality continued across the United States in the days following the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis, rumors started to circulate on social media that a number of police officers had been killed by demonstrators. For example, the following set of images supposedly showing 6 officers that died in the last 10 days while working the protests, actually shows officers who died of various causes ranging from brain cancer, to heart attacks, to car crashes months prior