Until now, George Floyd Is a symbol -Everyone agrees- Fight against racism and police violence. However, nearly a year after his death, despite hundreds of protests, Killed in an encounter with a police officer in Minneapolis Still no justice was found.
In fact, United States Waiting impatiently for the verdict of one of the most important trials of recent years.
Now in unknown place Hennepin County,where is it Minneapolis, The final review In response to the murder of Derek Chauvin, The police lasted nearly ten minutes His knee is on George Floyd’s neck.
The results of this experiment may have a huge impact on the future of the United States.
with Chauvin Be declared not guilty -Or the trial is postponed-Ready to see Mass demonstrations throughout neighboring countries.If convicted of murder George Floyd, The most conservative group will claim that the country does not approve of police and other public security forces. Things are very tense.
In any case, here we tell you all about this important experiment at 6 points.
The death of George Freud
This story is already well known. Let’s make a count.
George Floyd, A 46-year-old African American, died on suspicion of arrest. Derek Chauvin, A white Minneapolis police officer. They accused him of using false bills.Arrest and therefore death still exist Captured in a video that sparked protests across the United States.
Almost ten minutes Freud Face down, screaming can not breath Because the agent is on him, his knees are close to his neck. In the end, the man died of suffocation.
What is their purpose in accusing Chauvin?
Officially, the police Derek Chauvin Tried for his actions in action Hennepin County. However, it faces Three different charges. You may commit one, or you may not be guilty of all three… but the result will completely change the sentence.
These are expenses that can lead to death George Floyd.
- Murder the second degree. this means Chauvin will Completely guilty of Freud’s deathEven if I have no plans. Illegal assault that led to his murder (for example, suffocating him). The maximum penalty is 40 years.
- The third level of homicide. Which means he promised Dangerous actions that do not consider safety People around him. Murder, yes… but they would think it was Lure’s. The maximum penalty is 25 years.
- Accidental homicide second degree.this means Police arresting Freud Will be guilty negligence It ended with his death. The maximum penalty for this crime is 10 years.
Of course, as we said Chauvin can be found guilty Also here Can be declared as completely innocent.
What was the defense of the police who caused Freud’s death?
This is not easy at all.Police defense Derek Chauvin make sure His arrest did not result in the death of George Floyd.
At one of the most controversial moments in the entire trial, Minneapolis Led an “expert” -Now let’s see why we put quotation marks on it- He said that the death of the African American was entirely accidental. The subject assured that Freud died from breathing the gas of a passing car on the sidewalk.
Anyway?Police defense Derek Chauvin That he was arrested —The weight of the knee or back above the neck — They did not cause the death of George Floyd, but the medical condition of the deceased.
What evidence must the prosecutor’s office use to find him guilty?
Basically, the main evidence is that the video has spread all over the world.
The picture looks like Derek Chauvin he is 9 minutes 29 seconds suffocating The George Floyd victim repeatedly told him that he could not breathe.The video also comes with Autopsy confirm Lack of oxygen leads to death.
Of course, they attract common sense.
“He did what he did deliberately”, The prosecutor said in his final argument to the jury. “Use common sense. Trust your eyes and what you hear. They see what they see.”
The jury considers the future of the police and Freud
This is the biggest cannon. According to the provisions of the American criminal law system, everything will be in the hands of the jury selected at this moment. The trial of the death of George Floyd and the policeman who caused him will take place on the desk of 12 anonymous individuals.
How anonymous? Not that much.
Although the jury took refuge in a hotel, it is well known that this is a diverse group. Six whites, four African Americans, and two identified as multi-racial. There are seven women and five men. One of them is immigration.
When will we know the result?
This Tuesday is the first day of jury deliberations.There is no shortest time, but We don’t know when we can expect the outcome of the George Floyd police trial.
National Public Radio (NPR) Recall of two similar cases in Minnesota -Criminals and civilian victims- Where the jury spends time. In one case, it was 11 hours and he was found guilty. It took them another five days to find him innocent.
What to expect The only thing that can be expected is In the United States, the basic cases of racial justice and combating police violence are very tense.
*Based on information provided by Forbes, CNN, New York Times, NPR and Al Jazeera.