In the US, the court has convicted the policeman accused of killing the black George Flood. Washington’s Hennepin County Court jury found accused policeman Derek Chauvin guilty in all three cases after a 10-hour-long discussion. The jury has held Derek Chauvin guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, third-degree murder and second-degree cruelty.
Total 75 years imprisonment
According to US law, there is a maximum punishment of 40 years in second-degree culpable homicide, 25 years in third-degree murder and 10 years in the second-degree ruthless murder or a fine of $ 20,000. In such a situation, convicted policeman Derek Chauvin may have to spend 75 years in prison. However, it is not yet clear whether all these punishments will run simultaneously or separately.
The accused was present in court at the time of verdict
At the time of the verdict in court, Derek Chauvin was presented with handcuffs. After being found guilty, he was shifted to Oak Park Heights, Minnesota’s only maximum-security prison, on Tuesday night. If all his convictions go together, he may have to spend a minimum of twelve and a half years and a maximum of 40 years in prison.
The whole of America was burnt by Floyd’s death
Protests were also held throughout the US in the aftermath of the assassination of Ashwake George Floyd in Minnesota. At that time the police were also charged with vandalism. The situation had become so serious at the time that President Donald Trump had to go to the secret bunker after the violent protests outside the White House in Washington. A video of the incident also went viral, showing the convicted policeman pressing his knee above her neck. Floyd was also heard in the video complaining of not breathing.
Floyd was a suspect in the case of forgery
Police had said Floyd was a suspect in a case of forgery. During its investigation, he was ordered to get out of the car. After exiting, George Floyd smacked with police officers, in response to which the officers handcuffed him and dropped him to the ground. During this time a police officer placed his knee on his neck which led to his death.