Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin began his first full day in state prison on Wednesday. He was convicted of murdering George Floyd In a groundbreaking trial.
Chauvin convicted Second-class murder, third-class murder, and manslaughter after Floyd died in police detention in May last year.
Tears of joy, relief, and determination to continue fighting for racial justice filled the city of Minneapolis. Nationwide After the verdict was read on Tuesday afternoon.
Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes and repeatedly said in a video footage of his death that Floyd couldn’t breathe. After the verdict is announced His brother, Philonise Floyd, said, “Today we can breathe again.”
However, even with the verdict, the legal proceedings in this case are not yet complete. A few weeks ahead decision and an looming appeal..
Here’s what we know on Wednesday:
Department of Justice investigating Minneapolis police activity
The Department of Justice Federal Civil Rights Investigation on Minneapolis Police Activities..
Attorney General Merrick Garland released a review Wednesday, reviving the Department of Justice’s strategy used to hold local police agencies to explain their involvement in patterns of nasty behavior.
Garland withdrew its directive last week From former President Donald Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who restricted the use of so-called consent decisions. Under the Trump administration, the Justice Department’s intervention in the local police affair was significantly stalled.
– Kevin Johnson and Christine Phillips
Chauvin Reserved Mugshot Released and Placed in Quarantined Unit
Chauvin was revoked on bail and detained on Tuesday shortly after the verdict was read.He was Handcuffed out of court in Hennepin County Booked at Oak Park Heights Minnesota Prison.
According to the Corrections Bureau, Chauvin was also placed in an isolated unit called the Administrative Administration Unit, where “pending investigations or the continued presence of the general public could raise certain safety concerns. Used in some cases “
The Correctional Bureau has also released a photo of his intake.
How long can Derek Chauvin be in jail?
Although the judgment hearing has not yet been held, Chauvin faces the recommended 150 months or 12 and a half years imprisonment under the judgment guidelines for first-time criminals. However, the prosecution is demanding a higher sentence because of “exacerbation factors.” Therefore, the judge may sentence him to a lower sentence, but he may face up to 30 years in prison.
When was Derek Chauvin’s decision?
After reading the verdict, Judge Peter Carhill said the verdict would take about eight weeks.
Teen Dhanera Frazier filming Floyd’s death: “Justice was offered”
Teenager Darnella Frazier with mobile video Shortly after Floyd’s death, he raised a call for justice, played a central role in the trial, and expressed joy in the news of Chauvin’s conviction.
“I cried very hard,” she said. I have written In a Facebook post where she shared a video last May. “For the last hour, my heart was beating very fast. I was very anxious and anxious ran through the roof. But to know the sins of all three charges !!! Thank you. Thank you God Thank you Thank you Thank you “
“George Floyd, did it !!” she added, “justice was provided.”
Frazier was widely praised for his thoughts on recording what happened to Floyd and for his testimony in court. She too in December Courageously won the PEN America Award..
In her comment after the verdict was read, Vice President Kamala Harris said, “Thanks to smartphones, many Americans are now racially known to black Americans for generations. I’ve seen injustice, “he nodded to the video.
What happened in Minneapolis and other cities after the verdict was read?
Cheers boiled George Floyd Square When Cahill reads the verdict. People shouted, hugged, and chanted Floyd’s name. Some threw a handful of dollar bills into the air.
The intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue (now known as George Floyd Square) is a temporary monument to Floyd and a healing ground for the community after Floyd was killed there last May. became. On Tuesday, it was the epicenter of joyous disbelief.
The silence crossed Crowd outside Hennepin County Hall When Cahill reads the verdict. Then it boiled with cheers: “GUILTY!” They shouted. “All three!”
“This is very traumatic. We need to be convicted. We need to heal. We need to heal,” said 50-year-old Amber Young.
Elsewhere, emotions transcended the color gamut when the news was reported.. Celebration and demonstrations took place in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Atlanta, Portland, Oregon, and other cities.
What did Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi say about the verdict?
President Joe Biden sought “a moment of significant change” on Tuesday Fighting institutional racism in the police.
“No one should go beyond the law, and today’s verdict sends that message,” Biden said in a speech from the White House. “But that’s not enough. We can’t stop here. We can work harder to reduce the chances of such a tragedy ever happening in order to achieve true change and reform. I can do it.”
He also called for the Senate to pass George Floyd’s justice in police law.
Early in the afternoon, Biden called the Floyd family. “I’m feeling better now,” Biden said on Tuesday. Family lawyer Ben Clamp Place the president on the speaker for the family to hear. “There is nothing to improve everything, but at least now there is some justice.”
Vice President Kamala Harris, the country’s first Vice President of Black Women, also called for more work to be done to combat racism, saying that “a measure of justice is not the same as equal justice.”
“This is the truth about racial injustice. It’s not just a matter of blacks or colors. It’s a matter for all Americans. It’s a promise of freedom and justice for all. I’m hindering that, “she said.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi faced some criticism after saying, “Thank you for sacrificing your life for justice, George Floyd.” Many disagreed with Pelosi’s wording, stating that Floyd was not willing to “sacrifice” his life, but rather was killed.
What is George Floyd’s Police Law?
The· House passed George Floyd justice under police law – Named after Floyd’s honor – March. I haven’t passed the Senate.
The bill strengthens police accountability and moves problematic police officers from one department to another by creating a national registration to track police officers with checked records. Aims to prevent.
It will also end certain police practices that have been scrutinized after the death of African Americans last year, including a ban on race and religion-based profiling, strangulation, carotid hold, and a ban on knocking warrants.
The bill will also ensure the use of body cameras, amend police prosecution standards from “intentional” to “reckless”, and require the use of federal funds to reform limited immunity.
What happened to the other officers involved in George Floyd’s death?
Former Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao have all been charged with aiding and aiding a second murder and a second manslaughter. Their joint trial will begin in late August.
Contributions: Eric Ferkenhoff, Tami Abdollah, Kevin McCoy, N’dea Yancey-Bragg, Trevor Hughes, Joey Garrison, Savannah Behrmann, Grace Hauck, USA TODAY.
This article was originally published in USA TODAY: What’s New in Derek Chauvin: How long have you been in jail? Who was Floyd’s jury?