George Floyd Killing-Explaining the civil rights trial
The concept of willfulness will be key to a verdict at the federal trial of three police officers accused of violating George Floyd’s rights almost two years ago as Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into the Black man’s neck.
George Floyd’s death after his arrest by police officers in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, sparked widespread anger after millions of people saw video of the event.
Data show it’s rare for police officers to be convicted of on-duty killings. But three recent convictions of police officers in Minnesota have some people wondering whether that’s changing.