Ellis died on March 3 in Tacoma, Washington, following a confrontation with four Tacoma Police officers.
A video taken by a bystander shows the officers on top of Ellis and hitting him while he was lying on the pavement.
Like Ellis, Floyd yelled “I can’t breathe” while being restrained by three police officers as another seemingly stood guard.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, which is investigating the case for the Tacoma Police, says before the fatal encounter officers came upon Ellis at an intersection pounding on the car window of one woman and trying to open other drivers’ car doors.
Monet Carter-Mixon, Ellis’ sister, also wants the officers held accountable for her brother’s death.