West established a 529 educational plan to fully cover the college tuition of Gianna Floyd, George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, according to West’s representative.
West’s donation, which will also help cover families’ legal expenses, comes in the wake of massive protests across the country after the deaths. Many voices in entertainment call for an end to systematic racism, police brutality, and political leadership action.
Derek Chauvin, the officer who held Floyd by the neck for nearly 9 minutes, was arrested last week and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Prosecutors charged him on Wednesday with a more serious second-degree murder charge.
Taylor was an EMT who was shot at least eight times in March when three officers forcibly entered her Kentucky department. The FBI has opened an investigation into his death.