African Americans hadn’t stopped grieving over the assassination of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia when a video surfaced out of Minnesota, showing a police officer pressing his knee into the neck of a subdued George Floyd.
The horrifying video spread quickly on social media, showing the officer driving his knee into Floyd’s neck as Floyd repeatedly says he can’t breathe.
After a public outcry, with thousands of protesters lining the streets of Minneapolis demanding justice, the four police officers involved in Floyd’s death were fired.
None of the officers have been named, but CBS News reported that attorney Tom Kelly is representing Derek Chauvin, the officer seen with his knee on Floyd’s neck.
According to an analysis of deaths involving law enforcement officers, about 1 in 1,000 Black men and boys in America can expect to die at the hands of police, the Times reported.