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  /  08.29.2020

The legal battles in the case of George Floyd’s death continue.

In the latest update, as TMZ reported, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will be seeking a harsher sentence for Derek Chavin, the ex-cop responsible for killing Floyd.

Ellison’s first reason is that he alleges Floyd was killed in the presence of children who were around to witness the event.

He also states Floyd’s inability to breathe and his position, handcuffed and faced to the ground, left him in a “particularly vulnerable” state.

Ellison is also arguing that Chauvin’s failure to listen to Floyd’s complaints as he voiced he was unable to breathe was proof that he was treated with “particular cruelty.”

According to Ellison, Chauvin was heartless for strangling Floyd, ignoring those who watched the horrific killing, and failing to offer or allow him any medical assistance before his death.

Floyd was arrested in May after he was suspected of using a counterfeit bill at a Minneapolis convenience store. Despite complying with officers, Chauvin knelt on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds as he repeatedly uttered the words, “I can’t breathe.” Floyd eventually died as a result of asphyxia.

Since the first video of the scene surfaced social media, protests have been held worldwide as people demanded justice for Floyd. Footage from other bodycams have since emerged, showing different views of him pleading to breathe as horrified onlookers were pushed away and forced to watch him die.

Chauvin is facing up to 40 years in prison on charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Officers Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, who were bystanders at the time of Floyd’s killing, were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder, and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. With similar charges, the state of Minnesota filed a motion to join all their cases into one trial. 


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