It’s an indication of desperation. I need to know: When did law enforcement officials get their regulation levels, when did they get voted into being judges, and when does 4 folks do the job of … [a] jury?
— Selwyn Jones, uncle to George Floyd, commenting on courtroom paperwork filed by Earl Gray, an lawyer for Officer Thomas Lane, what place Gray argued that Floyd “killed himself” by dying of a fentanyl overdose and an underlying heart situation, and that the law enforcement officials intertwined “were doing their jobs.” Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes through the arrest that led to his dying. “None of these guys — even Chauvin — actually killed him,” Gray stated. Lane is charged with aiding and abetting second-degree homicide and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in reference to Floyd’s dying.
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