(RepublicanReport.com) – George Floyd’s death in May 2020 inspired a movement against racial injustice the likes of which we haven’t seen in decades. However, it’s still not clear what exactly happened that day.
Derek Chauvin was the officer who was videotaped kneeling on Floyd’s neck for several minutes during his arrest. He stands charged with second-degree murder. The other three officers who allegedly observed the incident — J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao — face charges of aiding and abetting Floyd’s alleged murder.
While many media commentators are adamant Chauvin’s actions caused Floyd’s death, medical reports revealed Floyd had both fentanyl and amphetamines in his system on that day. He also had COVID-19.
The four are scheduled to stand trial together in Minneapolis on March 8, 2021. The court refused requests from defense counsel for separate trials, as well as for a change of venue from Minneapolis.
There are still months to go before we’ll see the outcome of the criminal trials arising from George Floyd’s death. Once all the relevant evidence comes before a judge and jury, we’ll have a much better idea of what truly happened. What is certain is that biased media coverage of this matter will not make it any easier to find justice.
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