Cops are entitled to safeguard the people and maintain peace and prosperity in the country. Yet while arresting George Floyd for the counterfeit bill, Derek Chauvin took his life.
Though he responded immediately in his defense it’s of no use.
And in less than a year Derek Chauvin is found guilty of murdering George Floyd. He is charged with second-and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
About Derek Chauvin:
He is a former American cop in Minneapolis, the United States who has been sentenced to imprisonment for murder charges. He killed George Floyd while arresting for a counterfeit bill.
Jury’s Verdict in Derek Chauvin’s Trial:
On Tuesday, April 2021, the Jury has announced its verdict against Derek Chauvin, following a trial. He has been convicted and found guilty on all accounts for causing George Floyd’s death.
He has been sentenced to imprisonment for 40 years, according to Minnesota law. He is sent to the Oak Park Heights state prison.
His defence claim of medical reasons that caused George Floyd’s death was rejected as the video recorded by the teenager, Darnella Frazier cleared that Floyd died while saying that “Derek Chauvin killed him”. Moreover, the witnesses testified the horrified death of George Floyd.
In addition to that, the 9 minutes and 29 secs when Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck was taken into the count while announcing the verdict.
The imprisonment is supposed to be 75 years but due to the concurrent nature of their law, it came down to 40 years. Earlier, after the murder of George Floyd, Derek Chauvin was dismissed from the cop force.
Mass Reaction at this Verdict:
People marched and expressed their respect and joy at this verdict from Downtown to George Floyd Square. They cheered up as the law and justice prevail in the country.
In fact, in any situation that cannot be denied by anyone is the satisfaction they needed from the jury.
They looked at George Floyd’s as racial discrimination and cops’ brutality. People were moved in rage and called for protests.
They applauded the teenager for recording that video which exposed the sin of Chauvin. The video went viral and people across the countries came forward and showed that humanity and unity come above all.
Over the months, the protests went on and people especially the Minneapolis ones were waiting for the verdict to come up. And now they can again rely on the jurisdiction and harmony is being restored.
George Floyd’s Death Incident:
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a middle-aged black man was murdered in Minneapolis, United States.
While he was arrested for using a counterfeit bill, Derek Chauvin, a white police officer knelt on his neck for around nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds after he was handcuffed and lying down.
Floyd exhibited signs of anxiety and breathing problems. Though Chauvin forbade to release him until and unless medics interfered in between.
And the entire incident was being recorded, the video went viral. The following day cops including Chauvin was dismissed. His trial began on March 8, 2021.
Meanwhile, worldwide protests have been started and Minneapolis City Council intended to restructure the cops’ system.
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