New Delhi, the 26th June, 2021
Last year, a black man, George Floyd, was murdered in police custody in the United States. Former police officer Derek Chovin has been sentenced by a court to 22.5 years in prison.
During the hearing, the judge said that Derek Chovin’s sentence was based on the abuse of power he received and the brutality he had on George Floyd.
After the killing of George Floyd in the United States, riots broke out and chaos broke out in major cities. In the May 202 counterfeit currency case, Chovin held Floyd and held his leg on his neck for nine minutes, which led to his death. The video of the incident also went viral, after which there were protests in America regarding apartheid.
The court convicted Derek Chovin of the charges, but his sentence was pending. Chovin’s lawyer said the killing of George Floyd was a mistake. Floyd’s family has welcomed the court’s sentence. is being taken seriously by the court but we still have a long way to go.
During the hearing, George Floyd’s brother demanded maximum punishment for Chovin. During the hearing on the sentence, the judge said that this case is “sad for the country but the saddest for Floyd’s family”. Want time to see what Floyd’s family is experiencing.
Meanwhile, Chovin did not apologize for his mistake but Chovin’s mother said, “I have always believed that my son is innocent and still is.”