Why does a person's background matter if they are killed by the police?

I keep hearing people saying that George Floyd had a criminal history and they bring that up when people say it was wrong for him to be killed that way. But I honestly don't understand why that's even relevant. It's not the police force's job to enact the death penalty on citizens, no matter what they might have done in the past.
Why does a person's background matter if they are killed by the police?
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