Three Other Officers Involved in George Floyd's Killing Charged and Arrested

Three Other Officers Involved in George Floyd's Killing Charged and Arrested

Three Other Officers Involved in George Floyd's Killing Charged and Arrested

Stephen Jackson, former National Basketball Association player and friend of George Floyd, said in an interview with CNN's John Berman, that Floyd's death could be "a big step in fixing things and getting justice for black people".

Murder charge upgraded in George Floyd case, three other cops charged * Jaime King says she was arrested during peaceful protest in L.A.

Rev. Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy in front of attendees which included the Floyd family, Sen.

His death on May 25 has triggered protest across the U.S. and in other countries, calling for justice and an end to racism.

Defence attorneys argued for lower bail.

Other arrests were reported Thursday evening in NY among the protesters defying the curfew effective at 8:00 p.m.

What happened at the memorial?

Protesters breach a line of police atop the Crescent City Connection bridge, which spans the Mississippi River in New Orleans, June 3, 2020, during a protest over the death of George Floyd. "The pandemic of racism and discrimination".

Scott Hagan, president of North Central University in Minneapolis, announced during the memorial service that his school has set up a scholarship in Floyd's name that has already raised more than $52,000.

In that spirit, Sharpton announced he and the Floyd family would organize a march in Washington in August: "We need to go back to Washington and stand up: Black, white, Latino, Arab, in the shadows of Lincoln, and tell them: This is the time to stop this".

"All these people came to see my brother".

Reverend Al Sharpton meanwhile demanded accountability. "We'll keep going until we change the whole system of justice".

George Floyd's cousin Shareeduh Tate talked about growing up with him.

A public viewing and private service is scheduled Saturday in North Carolina, the state where Floyd was born, followed by a large service Monday in Houston, where he spent most of his life.

In Manhattan, protester Brian Clark earlier said the charges were "a good start" but vowed demonstrators would "exercise our right to protest until every black person gets the justice they deserve". Other protests were held Wednesday in London, Helsinki, Rotterdam and Bogota, among other cities.

"You know, it was great witnessing the homegoing ceremony because it kind of put my spirit at peace", Jones said.

It also noted that the father-of-two had recently used methamphetamine, was under the influence of fentanyl, and had heart issues at the time of his death.

George Floyd, 46, was stopped by police investigating the purchase of cigarettes with counterfeit money on 25 May in Minneapolis.

The video touched off global protests against police brutality, but it also provides a window into possible defenses in court, seven legal experts interviewed by Reuters said. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, said the impact of Floyd's death would ultimately be measured by changes in how police treat African Americans and the disparate rates at which black men are incarcerated.

At a protest in the nation's capital, 30-year-old Jade Jones said the demonstrations would continue despite the new charges.

As cities were engulfed in unrest last week, politicians claimed that the majority of the protesters were outside agitators, including a contention by Minnesota's governor that 80 percent of the participants in the demonstrations were from out of state.

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