Derek Chauvin and the other three ex Minneapolis police officers involved in the murder of George Floyd appeared in court on Friday.
Chauvin has been charged with first degree murder.
The other three accomplices to the murder of George Floyd – Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao – are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter and are free on bail.
Police defence claims that Floyd died from an overdose although the world saw him die because a policeman had his knee pressed on his neck for 8 minutes and 45 seconds.
As civil rights lawyer Ben Crump put it: ‘The only overdose was an overdose of police force.
The world saw what happened. ‘Who are you going to believe? Your eyes, or these killer cops?’
The ex cops were greeted with jeers and abuse from protesters when they left the court.
Solidarity with George Floyd
In the UK there were solidarity protests to demand justice for George Floyd on Friday.