American President Joe Biden finds the evidence in the case of the death of the black George Floyd overwhelming. He said to pray for the correct verdict.
Biden stated that he could talk openly about the ongoing high-profile trial because the jury has isolated himself to consider the question of guilt. The president spoke to the family of Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American who died in a bruised arrest by a white cop. Biden contacted to express his support.
The president, according to his own words, felt pressure and fear among the next of kin. At the moment he spoke with the family, the next phase of the trial about the high-profile arrest began and the jury began the deliberations.
A brother of Floyd told after the conversation that the president also knows what its like to lose a family member, referring to the death of Bidens first wife and two of his children. He understands “what we are going through”, says Philonise against NBC News. “He just let us know that he prayed for us and that he hoped that everything would work out.”
On Tuesday, the jury in the trial will again discuss the fate of 45-year-old Derek Chauvin, the now dismissed policeman who put a knee on Floyds neck for over nine minutes. The event at the end of May last year in the city of Minneapolis, of which dramatic images appeared on social media, led to protests in the United States and elsewhere against police violence and racism.