The Four former police officers charged in the death of George Floyd appeared in the Minneapolis court on Tuesday, 30th June. However, Derrick Chauvin, the police officer who appeared to be kneeling on Floyd’s neck in the viral video at the time appeared in a video conference from a detention center.
All four officers are to appear in court for their first trial by March, 2021 according to the judge’s ruling – CBS News Anchor, Jamie Yuccas says.
Officers are to face 40 years in prison if convicted.
At the court from yesterday, members of the family of Floyd were present, including his uncle, Sewlyn Jones who made a few comments as interviewed by CBS.
George Floyd’s last words, “I Can’t Breathe” has since his death, sparked a protest for police reform. Recent New York Time study has shown that over the past 10 years, at least 70 people have died in law enforcement custody after saying “I Can’t Breathe”.
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