“Remembrance Day for George Floyd”

Three years have passed since Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, killed George Floyd.

Tim Walz, governor of Minnesota, has declared Wednesday “George Floyd Remembrance Day.”

Chauvin attempted to arrest Floyd, but Floyd was killed when Chauvin kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for nine and a half minutes.

Floyd’s killing was followed by demonstrations against institutionalized racism, and the four officers involved have either admitted guilt or been judged accountable by a jury for their actions on that day.

For the murder, Chauvin received a 22-and-a-half-year sentence.

For federal violations of Floyd’s civil rights and aiding and abetting manslaughter, former policemen Tou Thao, J. Alexander Keung, and Thomas Lane are currently serving lighter sentences.

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