In this article, we will unfold some imperative details about George Floyd’s case. There are ample people who are still keen to know what happened to George Floyd, when did he die and who were the police officers with Derek Chauvin. Lots of questions related to George Floyd’s case are still prevailing in people’s minds. Do you know why was George Floyd arrested? Reportedly, Derek Chauvin received an additional 21-year jail sentence for his participation in George Floyd’s death. It has been more than three years since the world witnessed the gruesome killing of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement was reborn. You are asked to stick with this page and follow this article till the end. Swipe down the page.
Why Was George Floyd Arrested?
George Floyd was 46 years of age when he was killed. His death sparked protests throughout the world especially in the US against the brutality of police officers against the black people in the United States. However, the Black Lives Matter movement started in 2013 but it was refueled after George Floyd’s death. A video of George Floyd went viral on social media. In the video, George can be heard saying “I can’t breathe” but Chauvin kept on kneeling on his neck. Reportedly, Chauvin choked George’s neck with his knee for nine minutes on May 25, 2020. Scroll down the page and read more details.
George Floyd became unconscious. Later he was admitted to a hospital where he was pronounced dead after an hour. But why was George Floyd arrested? According to the reports, George Floyd was arrested for a non-violent crime before his death. The heart-wrenching death of George Floyd left people startled. However, the perpetrators of George Floyd’s death have been handed over penalties. Derek Chauvin, a former police officer who knelt on George Floyd for nine minutes, is now serving a jail sentence for murder, manslaughter, and violating civil rights. He was convicted in April 2021 during a trial in Minneapolis. Scroll down.
The other convicted officers in George Floyd’s death are Tou Thao, 36, Thomas Lane, 38, and J Alexander Kueng, 28. They said that they did not realize George needed medical attention. Lane and Kueng are serving jail sentences of 42 months and 3 years respectively, as they pleaded guilty to their crime while Tou Thao was found guilty recently in May 2023 and he is still yet to be handed over a sentence. He will be sentenced in August 2023. Stay tuned to this website for more details and updates.