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When Manchester Central boys’ basketball coach Sudi Lett learned how George Floyd was killed, he was saddened and disappointed. He has not and probably will not ever watch the video footage because it is traumatic for him, he said.

Floyd, a black man, died May 25 after he was pinned down by Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer who ignored Floyd’s pleas that he could not breathe. Chauvin has since been fired from the Minneapolis Police Department and charged with second-degree murder.

“Another senseless murder had occurred that was easily preventable,” Lett said in a telephone interview Thursday while in Chicago.

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