Today marks one year since George Floyd could be heard saying he couldn’t breathe in a video of the arrest that went viral and sparked racial-justice protests worldwide.
Chauvin, the officer who was seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck for over 9 minutes, was found guilty in April of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter over Floyd’s death. Chauvin is scheduled to be sentenced June 25.
Three other officers who were present at Floyd’s arrest — Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng — are expected to be tried together later this year.
Over the weekend people across the nation honored George Floyd.
President Joe Biden is expected to host Floyd’s family at the White House on Tuesday to commemorate the first anniversary of his death.
Biden previously set the deadline for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to fall in line with the first anniversary of Floyd’s death, but progress remained stalled in the Senate.