‘Character assassination’: George Floyd’s brother dismisses Derek Chauvin defence’s focus on drugs
George Floyd’s brother has dismissed Derek Chauvin’s defence team’s focus on drugs in the murder trial of the former police officer, saying the attorney’s are attempting to “assassinate” his brother’s character.
The defence have argued that drugs in George Floyd’s system and pre-existing health conditions ultimately killed him during the encounter.
The state alleges that it was the kneeling move Mr Chauvin used on George Floyd that led to his death and said there was no need to use the amount of force he applied given the conditions and that he neglected his duty to care for the person in his custody.
“We don’t want that for any other family across America… we will protest we will do everything we can to try to stop more George Floyds,” Mr Floyd said of his brother on Sunday.
“If George didn’t have a video, you would have never even heard about it or seen it,” he added. “America has to change now, they have to understand that we … all need to stand in solidarity because we’re strong in numbers and we can overcome what’s going on.”