George Floyd was killed during an arrest by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on this day in 2020.
How did George Floyd die?
George Floyd died after police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes, while Floyd was handcuffed face down on the ground. The incident was captured on video and sparked nationwide protests against police brutality and racial inequality.
What was the reaction to George Floyd's death?
George Floyd's death was met with widespread outrage and protests across the United States and around the world. Many people called for police reform and an end to systemic racism and police brutality.
Was there a trial for George Floyd's death?
Derek Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in connection with George Floyd's death. He was found guilty on all three charges in April 2021.
What was the impact of George Floyd's death?
The death of George Floyd has had a profound impact on the United States and the world. It sparked a global movement for racial justice and police reform, as well as renewed scrutiny of the criminal justice system and the role of police in society.