Status: 25.06.2021 11:07 p.m.
Zhou, a former U.S. police officer, has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for killing George Floyd. This was announced by a court in Minneapolis. Floyd’s family lawyer was relieved.
Former U.S. policeman Derek Zhou has been sentenced to 22 years and six months in prison for killing a black man named George Floyd. Judge Peter Cahill sentenced a 45-year-old man to 270 months in prison in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Floyd family lawyer, Ben Crump, spoke of a “historic verdict” that would bring loved ones and the whole country “one step closer to healing.”
He was in arbitration with Sue’s others in late April Convicted of secondary murder Was. Under German law, this is like murder.
Floyd was killed on May 25, 2020
Floyd, 46, was killed in an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25 last year. The videos document how the police pushed the unarmed man to the ground.
Death pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for a good nine minutes, while Floyd begged him to let him breathe. Floyd passed away, shortly afterwards. Authorities arrested him on suspicion of paying a fake $ 20 bill.
Before the sentence was announced, the former police officer had sent a message to relatives for the first time. “I want to express my condolences to the Floyd family,” he told the court.
Floyd’s relatives, including his young daughter, returned to the court via video. Addressing his father, he said, “I miss you, I love you.”
“What do you think?”
Floyd’s brother Terence demanded the maximum sentence for Suu Kyi in the courtroom – and said to the former guard: “Why? What were you thinking? What happened to your head when you knelt on my brother’s neck?”
However, Chavez’s mother protested in court that her son was innocent. “My son is a good man,” said Carolyn Powlandi, her voice trembling. “I always trust your innocence and will never stumble.”
US President Joe Biden considered the sentence appropriate. In his first reaction to the sentence, Biden said he was unaware of all the circumstances that had been taken into account. The sentence seems appropriate.