[Ed. – Remind us: Which law school did Philonise Floyd get his degree from?]
With the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin about to get underway, the brother of George Floyd expressed confidence that the ex-cop will be convicted.
Appearing on the Today show Monday, Philonise Floyd said his family believes that the case is open and shut.
“This case, to us, is a slam dunk because we know the video is the proof. That’s all you need,” Philonise Floyd said. “The guy was kneeling on my brother’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. A guy who was sworn in to protect, he killed my brother in broad daylight. That was a modern-day lynching.”
Chauvin is facing charges of second and third-degree murder, as well as manslaughter. Philonise Floyd called for a conviction on the second-degree murder charge, which would carry with it a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.