George Floyd: Former cop Derek Chauvin appeals murder conviction
02 October 2021 | 4:25 pm
Derek Chauvin was convicted on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for killing George Floyd. The death of Floyd sparked massive protests for racial justice.
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South African anti-apartheid activist Dulcie September was shot dead at close range in central Paris. In the 1970s, she had been imprisoned in her home country for her activities against the apartheid regime. Upon her release, she had been authorised to leave South Africa on the condition that she never return.
Exactly three years ago, George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American, was killed by a White police officer, Derek Chauvin. Floyd's death triggered widespread protests across the United States and around the world, with calls to end police violence and systemic racism. Chauvin was eventually sentenced to more than 22 years in prison, while the city of Minneapolis reached a $27 million settlement with Floyd's family. Three years after Floyd's murder, how much has changed in the US? Our correspondent reports.
The 2020 murder of George Floyd focused attention on police violence in the United States. Though the officers involved are serving time in prison, efforts to address police racism remain stalled.
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