Unless you live under a rock, you have seen the video of the former Minneapolis police officer with his knee on the neck of George Floyd that ultimately took his life.
Patrick Mahomes felt compelled to speak through via Twitter:
Now his girlfriend, Brittany Matthews, has decided to speak out as well:
Following the death of George Floyd, former police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with third degree murder, a charge that only exists in Minnesota and two other states.
In Minnesota, third-degree murder is when someone kills another person, “without intent to effect the death… by perpetrating an act eminently dangerous to others and evincing a depraved mind, without regard for human life.” Second-degree manslaughter is when a victim is killed because of “a person’s culpable negligence whereby the person creates an unreasonable risk, and consciously takes chances of causing death or great bodily harm to another.”
Chauvin could face up to 25 years in prison on the third-degree murder charge and up to 10 years in prison on the second-degree manslaughter charge.