George Floyd’s Sister Reacts To Sentencing Of Brother’s Killer Chauvin To 22 Years

Former United States police officer, Derek Chauvin, who knelt on the neck of George Floyd, leading to his death in 2020, has been sentenced to twenty-two years and six months in jail for murder.

THE WHISTLER reported that the U.S. jury had in a unanimous judgment on April 20, convicted the former Minnesota police officer on three counts – second-degree murder , third-degree murder and manslaughter.


His bail was also revoked amid widespread criticism that trailed Floyd’s death.

On Friday, Judge Peter Cahill of Hennepin County District Court held that the act of the officer was of “particular cruelty.”

Reacting to the verdict, Floyd’s sister, Bridgett thanked the country’s justice system for the verdict but added that racism was a deep cultural problem that needs time to heal.

“The sentence handed down today to the Minneapolis police officer who killed my brother George Floyd shows that matters of police brutality are finally being taken seriously.


“However, we have a long way to go and many changes to make before Black and Brown people finally feel like they are being treated fairly and humanely by law enforcement in this country.”

On his part, Chauvin said he was sorry for the loss of George Floyd.

“I want to give my condolences to the Floyd family,” he said prior to his sentencing.

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