Three years after the death of George Floyd: what happened to the police officers involved and what changed in the United States?

The Black Lives Matter movement will always be remembered for the police violence in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, towards George Floyd. That May 25, 2020, the African-American man was killed by law enforcement officers after suffocating him with his knee on the neck. “I can’t breathe. Mom, I love you. Lisa, I love you. Tell my kids I love them.”were Floyd’s last words after being violently reduced by four police officers. The main defendant is Derek Chauvin, who has received a custodial sentence of more than two decades. Known HERE all the details three years after death.

What happened to the police officers involved in the death of George Floyd?

The main defendant, Derek Chauvin, who killed George Floyd, and the other three officers are in prison. Last month, Chauvin was sentenced to 22 years and 6 months in prison for second degree murder. Besides, two of the three officers pleaded guilty to aid the manslaughter and will receive shorter sentences. The last officer awaits the sentence.

Derek Chauvin received a 22-year, 6-month prison sentence for the manslaughter charge. Photo: RTVE

George Floyd case: what happens this week in Minneapolis?

On the night of Thursday, May 25, more than a hundred people gathered in George Floyd Square (the corner where he lost his life). The event was to remember the victim. Hours before, hundreds of flowers and banners were seen in that place, remembering George.

Minneapolis Police Chief, brian ohara, introduced himself and was in dialogue with some people. In addition, she raised her fist in a gesture of solidarity with the community.

Has anything changed after the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police in Minneapolis?

Since George’s death, the first change was the prohibition of using chokeholds and neck restraints, any movement that involves using force inappropriately. On the other hand, the legislators of the state of Minnesota approved, after three years, Police Accountability Packets in the state in 2020 and 2021, as well as restrictions on warrants for your arrest without first knocking on the door.

Another change that is being made is the supervision of police officers so as not to violate civil rights. “We are changing the culture of our Police department, to ensure that our officers build and maintain the trust of our entire community”declared Jacob Fray, mayor of Minneapolis, in a letter issued on Thursday, May 25.

The Black Lives Matter movement will not be forgotten after the death of George Floyd. Photo: The Independent

On the other hand, an attempt was made eliminate funding to the Police to provide it to public housing and other necessary services. However, that petition failed.. According to The Associated Press review, he reported that some municipalities made economic cuts, but did not comply with the activists’ requests.

What happened to Floyd’s family?

Over the past three years, Floyd’s family has appeared in conversations and discussed police violence in the city of Minneapolis. Shortly after George’s death, his brother Philonise Floyd went to Congress to testify on police reform. For their part, the rest of the relatives of George Floyd and defenders of the reform called for a change in the law. Even the victim’s youngest daughter, Gianna Floyd, met with President Joe Biden at the White House in 2021.

In addition, terrence floyd, George’s brother, he is an activist behind the tragic event and promotes campaigns to promote the vote and music in tribute to his legacy. “You can’t expect it to happen overnight for us, but it will happen”Terrence pointed out.