The family of Floyd demands to reclassify the charges against the ex-police officer
The family of black George Floyd, who was killed during the arrest by the police in Minneapolis, requires to reclassify charges to the detainee the police on more serious, the statement said family members, which is published representing their attorney Ben crump.
Chavan was accused under two articles — murder of the third degree, that is negligence. The article "murder in the first degree" roughly corresponds to Russian phrase "felony murder".
The death of Floyd caused the riots in Minneapolis and other cities, after the video of his arrest. The record shows, as the police tackled Floyd and handcuffed him, and one of the officers leaned a knee on his neck. On another video you can see that at the prisoner fell two more policemen. The detainee first few times he says he can't breathe and then losing consciousness. Floyd was hospitalized, he died in intensive care.
When this information became widespread, the leadership of the city police announced the dismissal of four officers who participated in the arrest. Subsequently, one of them was charged with negligent homicide and manslaughter. The city held a protest, accompanied by vandalism and fires. The investigation into the death of Floyd has joined the FBI, which declared the case a priority.