Floyd, a black man who was handcuffed, died after Derek Chauvin, a white policeman, pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe. Chauvin is charged with second degree murder, third degree murder and manslaughter.
Three other officers present at the scene – Tou Thao, Lane and Kueng – are accused of aiding and abetting both second degree murder and manslaughter. All four officers were fired the day after Floyd died, which sparked protests that spread around the world and turned into a national race account in the United States.
Police were called to a convenience store in southern Minneapolis, where Floyd was suspected of passing a fake $ 20 bill. Lane’s video shows Lane drawing his gun when Floyd doesn’t immediately show his hands.
‘I just lost my mother’
“Please don’t shoot me, man,” said a crying Floyd. “I just lost my mom, man. I am really sorry. ”
Floyd tells officers he’s not resisting but is claustrophobic and just had COVID-19. Floyd pleads that he can’t breathe, and says “Momma” as he is held to the ground.
The fallout from Floyd’s death led to local policing reforms in many cities across the United States, including budget cuts, strangulation bans, disbanding of units, and shifting responsibility for non-emergency emergencies. violent to the police.