Kadiatou Diallo was pained when she heard about the death of black Minneapolis resident George Floyd after he was arrested by four police officers. It was a difficult reminder of two decades earlier, when four white officers opened fire on her son, Amadou Diallo, killing him outside of his apartment building.
“As the mother of, having to suffer my loss on February 4, 1999, my wound was open again,” she told “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King.
Amadou, a 23-year-old immigrant from Guinea, had moved to New York City and was “doing everything right,” according to his mother. He rented a modest apartment, working where he could to save money for an education.