Demonstrators protest police brutality against George Floyd on May 28, 2020. Photo by John Minchillo / AP

George Floyd Police Brutality Case: Police Officer Charged With Murder

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The attorneys at Velella & Basso are closely watching the George Floyd police brutality case. Indeed, we keep our finger on the pulse of police relations so our police brutality lawyers can better serve you.

Per this article by, the State of Minnesota arrested Derek Chauvin, the officer who killed George Floyd. Previously, the Minneapolis P.D. fired Chauvin and others involved in the George Floyd police brutality case.

The State claims that Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck for almost three minutes after Floyd passed out. Further, it claims that Chauvin should have known that such type of restraint was “inherently dangerous.” The State says that Chauvin “caused the death of George Floyd by…taking a chance of causing death or great bodily harm.”

Police officers may not use excessive force when they arrest someone. Clearly, the officers in the George Floyd Police Brutality case used such force. In other cases, it might not be so clear what’s “excessive.” But, Velella & Basso’s Police Brutality Attorneys know that police will continue to test boundaries.

Police brutality cases in the Bronx, New York City and Westchester can be complex. For instance, you have less time to file a claim against the police. Also, the public usually gives the benefit of the doubt to police.

Velella & Basso has former District Attorneys who have worked on the inside. We know what it takes to win police brutality cases. Call Velella & Basso today at (718) 931-1220, or Contact Us through the website for a no obligation consultation.

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