The eighth day of the murder trial of innocent Black man George Floyd is underway, and justice may be coming. An expert has spoken on the unnecessary use of force on the North Carolina native.
George Floyd Had Deadly Force Wrongfully Used Against Him
A Los Angeles Police Department use-of-force expert, Sergeant Jody Stiger, says that no force was necessary at all. Given the circumstances, Floyd should not have had anything happen to him, considering he was already handcuffed and not resisting. The results of the rest of former Minneapolis police Derek Chauvin‘s trial are to be determined.
Floyd was in the “prone position, handcuffed not attempting to resist, not attempting to assault the officers,” Stiger said in his assessment, adding that Floyd was “not actively resisting at the time” nor did he “communicate that he was attempting to resist or evade them.” (HuffPost)
The trial of Derek Chauvin can be streamed on YouTube live.
Lil Baby Holds Birthday Party For Gianna Floyd
Atlanta rapper Lil Baby is here with all the support. The rap superstar reportedly hosted a birthday party for the daughter of George Floyd. Lil Baby reportedly held a get together for Gianna Floyd back in December 2020. He went to his Instagram Story with footage and pictures of the gathering have also emerged.
L.o.l Surprise Birthday Party 🥳 Thank you so much @lilbaby_1 for coming and help me celebrate my 7th Birthday 🥳 🎂🎁🎊
George Floyd Killer Given Pity
The fight for justice in the murder of Floyd remains an uphill battle. A Hennepin County judge removed a third-degree murder charge in October 2020 against ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin in the slaying of Floyd but denied the defendant’s request to dismiss two other charges against him.
According to reports, Chauvin still faces a higher charge of second-degree unintentional murder and a second-degree manslaughter charge.
Chauvin, who was released on $1 million bond earlier this month, was seen in videos of the incident kneeling on Floyd’s neck for almost eight minutes, while the Black man told Chauvin and three other officers — Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng — that he couldn’t breathe. In the ruling issued Wednesday, Judge Peter Cahill also denied motions to dismiss charges against the other now-former Minneapolis police officers, who have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. (CNN)
George Floyd’s Murderer Freed
According to reports, the terminated law enforcement official remained in custody for months prior to early October 2020. Chauvin posted a non-cash bond and his attorney Eric Nelson didn’t immediately address the release details.
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd, was released on a million dollar bond Wednesday. Chauvin, 44, is facing murder and manslaughter charges after video showed him kneeling on Floyd’s neck for about eight minutes during an arrest on May 25. He was released Wednesday on a conditional release and is expected to appear in court in March of next year, according to his notice of release filed in court. Four officers were terminated from the department and charged in Floyd’s death, which sparked protests over racial injustice across the globe. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter and faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted of second-degree murder. (NBC News)