What happens to police officers who kill blacks


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Flowers, signs and balloons are left near the temporary monument to George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 29, 2020, during the detention of Minneapolis police.

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George FloydDeath by the police station Minneapolis Last year it sparked a national protest and a new protest against racial justice. America..

During the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, nine minutes and 29 seconds after Mr. Floyd was anchored under the former police officer’s lap, the country suffered pain and anger caused by Mr. Floyd’s public death. I relived it.

Protests involving the country last summer may have been triggered by Mr Floyd’s murder, but they were also rooted in a series of devastating black deaths by police.

Here, Independentt looks back on some of these shocking killings and what happened to those responsible.

George Floyd

Floyd, 46, was arrested by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, 2020, after a Cup Foods employee called 911 and told police that he had bought cigarettes with a counterfeit $ 20 bill. It was.

White Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck and back and was caught by a bystander in a video when Floyd shouted for his deceased mother and shouted that he couldn’t breathe.

Chauvin, 45, was found guilty of two murders, three murders, and two manslaughter at the end of the trial on April 20, 2021.

In Minnesota, a second murder can result in up to 40 years in prison. Third-class murders can be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison. Two manslaughter charges can be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.

Chauvin will be detained immediately and sentenced to imprisonment in early June, eight weeks after his conviction.

Former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao (35), Thomas Lane (38) and J Alexander Kueng (27) all helped Chauvin with Floyd’s second murder and second manslaughter. He has been charged with aiding.

The state Attorney General’s office will attempt to add a third-class murder charge to all three police officers at a hearing of the Minnesota Court of Appeals set on May 20.

They are to face the trial on August 23, after the judges have separated from Chauvin’s trial due to Covid-19 concerns.

Three police officers who responded to the call on May 25, 2020 could face up to 40 years in prison if convicted of aiding and aiding murder.

However, the judgment guidelines can also shorten the judgment to up to 15 years.

All three former officers remain free on bail of $ 750,000.

Breona Taylor

Taylor, 26, was shot and killed at least eight times Police officer When a drug was attacked at her home in Louisville, Kentucky.

According to police, her boyfriend Kenneth Walker shot three police officers entering her house after midnight on March 13, 2020, and beat one of the leg police officers.

No drugs were found in the house, and Walker, also black, was charged with attempted murder and first-class assault by police officers, but was later withdrawn.

When Ms. Taylor’s murder was investigated, three white police officers, Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Miles Cosgrove, took office.

In September 2020, a grand jury in the city liquidated all three police officers for murder, but all were dismissed by police.

Hankison was charged by a grand jury with three charges of “one-ton danger” for firing bullets and endangering the lives of three neighbors.

No police officer has been charged with the actual death of Ms. Taylor.

Mattingly, who was shot in the middle of the incident, is writing a book that gives him a version of what happened in the apartment.

After a big backlash, publisher Simon & Schuster said he would not distributeFight for the Truth: The Inside Story of Breona Taylor’s Tragedy, However, it is released by the independent publisher Posthill Press.

Philland Castile

Castile, 32, was pulled by police officer Jeronimo Janez on July 6, 2016, on the outskirts of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Police said Mr Castile thought he was in line with the robbery’s explanation and approached the car for a driver’s license and proof of insurance.

Castile told police officers that he had a gun and was ordered not to touch the weapon.

Camera footage on the police dashboard shows a police officer screaming again not to pull out his weapon before firing seven bullets at Castile.

Police told investigators that Castile was moving and was afraid of his life and the lives of car passengers.

Janez, an employee of the St. Anthony Police Department in Minnesota, was charged with manslaughter and endangered the lives of two passengers.

In a 2017 trial, he was acquitted on all charges, but did not return to the police station, which reached a “voluntary separation agreement” with him.

Freddy Gray

Gray, 25, was arrested by police officers in Baltimore on April 12, 2015 for holding a knife and placed in a police van captured by a camera.

By the time Van arrived at the police station, Mr Gray wasn’t breathing and died of a spinal cord injury a week later, the inspector general said he was suffering during his transport.

Police officials said Mr Gray had his legs detained during the trip, but was not detained despite wearing seat belts and being asked for medical assistance.

After Gray’s death, the six police officers involved, Caesar Goodson Jr., William Porter, Garrett Miller, Edward Nero, Brian Rice, and Alicia White, were all unpaid and suspended.

The death was sentenced to murder by an inspector general, and Baltimore lawyer Marilyn Mosby filed criminal accusations against police officers.

The jury in Mr. Porter’s trial was stalled, the judge declared suspicious, and the prosecutor eventually withdrew all charges against Mr. Porter, Mr. Miller, and Mr. White.

Mr Rice was finally found not guilty of manslaughter, reckless danger, and professional misconduct.

Goodson was acquitted of two corrupt heart murders, manslaughter, manslaughter, and reckless danger.

Nero was acquitted for a second assault, reckless danger, and misdemeanor of professional misconduct.

All six police officers were allowed to return to work.

Tamir rice

Tamir Rice, 12, faced police in Cleveland, Ohio in November 2014 after someone called 911 and reported someone playing a gun near a recreation center.

The caller reported that the gun was “probably a fake” and that the person holding the gun was probably a child.

When police arrived at the scene, police officer Timothy Lehmann got out of the car and fired, killing a young man.

Tamil was found to have been playing with pellet guns, and officials said the description of the child playing with fake guns had not been communicated to the responding officers.

The grand jury did not prosecute either officer in the case, but Mr Lehmann was later dismissed from the department for lying to his application to work as a police officer.

Walter scott

Walter Scott, 50, was pulled by South Carolina white police officer Michael Slager on April 4, 2015 for regular traffic outages.

When Scott escaped from the scene, he was chased by a police officer who shot him five times in an incident captured on his cell phone by a bystander.

After the video was released, police officers were charged with murder and later for federal civil rights infringement.

At the December 2016 trial, the jury got stuck and the prosecutor announced that he would be retried.

But before they did, Slager was found guilty of infringing federal civil rights and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Michael brown

In August 2014, the murder of teenage Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri triggered months of racial justice protests.

18-year-old Brown was shot dead by police officer Darren Wilson on suspicion of stealing a cigar from a convenience store.

Mr Brown was unarmed, and his friend Dorian Johnson told reporters that he “put his hand in the air” when he was killed.

Two investigations concluded that his hands were not in the air when Mr Brown was killed, and in November the grand jury refused to prosecute Mr Wilson.

Then, in March 2015, Barack Obama’s Justice Department said, “There is no credible evidence that Wilson intentionally shot Brown because he was trying to surrender or otherwise threatened him.” I announced the report.

However, on the same day, the Justice Department also released its own investigation into the Ferguson police station, concluding that there was systematic exploitation and racial profiling of black residents by police officers.

Lacan McDonald

Laquan McDonald, 17, was killed by a Chicago police officer on October 20, 2014, after responding to reports of someone trying to break into a car.

Police tracked a teenager and witnessed him using a knife to cut police car tires.

White police officer Jason van Dyck arrived at the scene, shot McDonald’s, and beat him 16 times on his way away from him.

The killing dashboard footage was only released in November 2015 after the city agreed to a $ 5 million settlement with McDonald’s family.

When the video was released, Van Dyck was arrested and charged with murder.

Van Dyck was convicted of his second murder and sentenced to more than six years in prison.

Eric Garner

Eric Garner, 43, was arrested by police on July 17, 2014 for selling cigarettes on Staten Island, New York.

His arrest came two weeks after they gave him the first warning about doing the same thing on the street corner.

The deadly encounter was recorded on video by a bystander, showing white policeman Daniel Pantaleo strangler fig with his arm around Mr Garner’s neck.

Garner was heard screaming “I can’t breathe” 11 times before he lost consciousness and died.

Despite extensive protests in the city, local and federal investigations did not result in prosecution against Mr. Pantaleo and other police officers involved.

Pantaleo was finally dismissed in August 2019, five years after Garner’s death, which the New York Police Department disciplinary judge recommended dismissing.

His lawyer claimed that the police officer “acted the way he was taught to act.”

“This was a long battle, five years too long,” said Emerald Garner, one of Eric Garner’s daughters of shooting.

“And finally, someone said there was information that this cop did something wrong.”