Local Leaders Reflect on George Floyd’s Death One Year After He Was Killed

Montgomery County and state leaders reflected on the death of George Floyd one year after he was killed by former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, 2020.

Floyd was a Black man killed by Chauvin after the former officer held his knee on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes. Floyd was accused of using a counterfeit $20 bill at a grocery store, which prompted the call to police. Witness footage of the incident went viral and sparked outrage among protestors who demanded justice for Floyd and other Black Americans who have been victims of racism and police brutality.

In April of this year, Chauvin was found guilty on all three of the charges he was arrested for: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Many local leaders reacted to the verdict on social media. 

Leaders on social media reflected on Floyd’s legacy:

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.


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