This historic sentencing of former Minneapolis cop, Derek Chauvin, led to in prison.
The year 2020 will go down in history as a time period where social equality became a driving point after the death of George Floyd. The incident of Derek Chauvin’s knee on the neck of Floyd ended up being the hot water boiling over in a pot as years of police brutality with no justice got people not just in the United States into huge protests, but across the globe.
As most of America watched the footage of Floyd’s neck being covered by the knee of Chauvin, the pandemic at its start with quarantine and lockdown also added to the frustrations of a nation watching in disgust the treatment of another fellow human being.
A Minnesota judge on Friday denied Derek Chauvin’ s request for a new trial in George Floyd ‘s death, saying the defence has not shown that the former Minneapolis police officer was deprived of his right to a fair trial according to CTV News. Judge ended up giving Chauvin 22 years in prison plus 6 months.
Reuters: FORMER MINNEAPOLIS POLICEMAN DEREK CHAUVIN SENTENCED TO 22 YEARS AND SIX MONTHS IN PRISON FOR MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD -COURT HEARING
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 25, 2021
Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of #GeorgeFloyd. He will be eligible for parole in 15 years. Although this has been a step towards justice, it is simply not enough for the life he took. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/Nvxl6BcpZs
— MEFeater Magazine (@mefeater) June 25, 2021