The president of United States, Joe Biden, said Friday that the sentence of jail handed down to a former Minneapolis cop for the murder last year of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man, it was “adequate.”
I’m not aware of all the circumstances that were considered, but I think, by the rules, that seems to be appropriate, “Biden said after a judge sentenced Derek Chauvin to 22 1/2 years in prison for the act, which sparked a historic wave of protests.
Biden made the comment during a meeting in the Oval Office with the leaders of Afghanistan.
The 45-year-old white former Minneapolis officer he was sentenced on friday for pressing his knee against the throat of George Floyd for up to nine minutes and a half while the African American man gasped that he couldn’t breathe before he died.
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