Former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd.
Former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd. He killed the man by blocking him with his knee on his neck for several minutes, until he could no longer breathe.
Derek Chauvin convicted of the death of George Floyd
The murder has provoked many protests about racial justice both in the United States and around the world. The jury’s decision, however, unanimously condemned Chauvin for all charges. It’s about second-degree, third-degree and manslaughter. They’ve come to the conclusion that the ex-cop killed 46-year-old George Floyd with a criminal assault. In fact, she blocked him in a way that he couldn’t breathe anymore. Lack of oxygen resulted in Floyd’s death, with brain damage and therefore heart failure.
The verdict of the jury is very important and symbolic, because it symbolizes a reprimand against the improper treatment of black Americans by law enforcement. Many people went out of court, satisfied with the verdict in honor of Floyd. At George Floyd Square in Minneapolis, where the crime occurred, people applauded and wept.
During the verdict, Chauvin had few reactions and was accompanied away with handcuffs. Three other former Minneapolis officers accused of aiding and abetting will be tried in a few months, precisely in August.