Here's What The Number On Derek Chauvin's Hand After Guilty Verdict Means

George Floyd’s death was ‘wake-up call’ about systemic racism, Trudeau says

George Floyd’s death was ‘wake-up call’ about systemic racism, Trudeau says

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin spent his first night in prison since his conviction for murdering George Floyd segregated from the other inmates, a Minnesota Department of Corrections spokeswoman said Wednesday.

He said investigators, drawn from DOJ's Civil Division and the U.S. Attorney's office in Minneapolis, will 'assess whether the Minneapolis police department engages in a pattern or practice of using excessive force - including during protests'. George Floyd, we did it!

President Joe Biden addressed the nation soon after the verdict, calling it "an important step".

After less than 12 hours of deliberations, the jury returned its verdict against Chauvin, finding him guilty on all three counts: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

The broader "practice or pattern investigation into the department aims to root out more systemic problems within local police agencies, efforts that have been used by the DOJ during the Obama and George W. Bush administrations to pursue settlements with departments found to have engaged repeatedly in abusive tactics".

Signs discouraging travel into B.C. to be posted along Alberta border
Let's do our part, to use our layers, to stay local and err on the side of caution, so we can put COVID-19 behind us. Premier John Horgan says the province's goal is to restrict people's ability to leave their health authority.

The Justice Department previously announced an investigation into whether the officers involved in Floyd's death violated his civil rights.

The eyes of the United States - and the wider world - have been fixed on a courthouse in Minnesota, following the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd in May 2020.

The official had direct knowledge of the matter but was not authorized to speak publicly about the upcoming announcement, planned for Wednesday morning.

Chauvin pinned Floyd to the ground, with his knee to his neck, for more than nine minutes, as the 46-year-old struggled to breathe and called out for his mother.

Now Mr Chauvin has been found guilty, prosecutors will switch their focus to the cases against three other police officers who played a role in Mr Floyd's arrest. We can´t turn away'.

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