George Floyd case reignites calls to tackle racial injustice in UK policing

Campaigners say conviction of white officer Derek Chauvin should be catalyst for change

The conviction of a US police officer for murdering George Floyd has reignited calls to tackle racial injustice in British law enforcement, with campaigners calling for an end to a “culture of impunity”.

Video of white officer Derek Chauvin murdering George Floyd in Minneapolis last May by holding his knee on the unarmed black man’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds triggered protests around the world.

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