Floyd’s Killer Found Guilty

Written by on 21 April, 2021

By: Sanelisiwe Dlangamandla

Former Minneapolis policeman, Derek Chauvin, was convicted on Tuesday of all three charges of murder and manslaughter in the deadly arrest of George Floyd.

Floyd, a Black American, died in May last year after Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes, causing him to suffocate until he took his last breath.

Chauvin’s conviction has bee described as milestone in the backdrop of a racial history of the United States and a rebuke of law enforcement’s treatment of Black Americans.

Speaking to media Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd,  says the family will finally be able to sleep.

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Meanwhile US President, Joe Biden, alongside Vice President Kamala Harris and First Lady Jill Biden called the Floyd family in support of the verdict.

Biden, speaking at the White House, then called for a moment of significant change to fight systematic racism in policing.

“No one should be above the law, and today’s verdict sends that message. This takes acknowledging and confronting — head on — systemic racism and the racial disparities that exist in policing and our criminal justice system more broadly,” says Biden.


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