‘Stakes extremely high’ as US readies for Chauvin trial
September 23, 2021
The death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police sparked months of protests against police brutality aganist Blacks in 2020. Now, former police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for Floyd's death. The trial is a historic moment to see if police will be held accountable for their actions.
“It’s a seminal moment,” Howard Henderson, founding director of the Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University, said about the trial of Derek Chauvin.
“The stakes are extremely high,” Henderson added. “This will symbolise to the country, to Black Americans, how far we’ve come – if we’re able to hold police accountable.”