The lead attorney for George Floyd’s family, Benjamin Crump, has said that the family is relieved to see new charges against police officers involved in the case, but believes that they should have been arrested earlier.
DAILY POST recalls that Minnesota Attorney General, Keith Ellison has announced that charges against Derek Chauvin, a police officer involved in the fatal arrest, have been upgraded to second-degree murder and that new charges have been filed against three other officers involved.
Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old Black American man, died on May 25, 2020, in the hands of a White police officer in Minneapolis.
His death has since sparked a nationwide protest with a call for an end to police violence against black citizens and for justice to be duly served.
“Well, they (Floyd family) are relieved … But we all believe that the officers should have been arrested on the first day after they offered no humanity to a man who was in handcuffs, and held the knee on his neck, kept two knees on his back that our autopsy found could press his lungs,” Crump told MSNBC broadcaster.
“It was right to charge all of these officers for disobeying their oath,” the attorney said, condemning police brutality.”