Derek Chauvin speaks in court, teases 'information' that would 'interest' George Floyd's family

During the hearing, Derek Chauvin teased some 'mysterious info' that would be unearthed later and would provide George Floyd's family 'peace of mind'


                            Derek Chauvin speaks in court, teases 'information' that would 'interest' George Floyd's family
Derek Chauvin's attire for his court appearance grabbed attention as the ex-cop opted for a grey suit and tie, with a shaved head (YouTube/ Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Derek Chauvin appeared in Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis for his sentencing in the murder of George Floyd on Friday, June 25. The ex-cop spoke for the first time during his sentence hearing and chose not to testify in his defense. Chauvin's attire for his court appearance grabbed attention as the ex-cop opted for a grey suit and tie, with a shaved head.

During the hearing, Chauvin also teased some 'mysterious info' that would be unearthed later and would provide Floyd's family 'some peace of mind'. Chauvin insisted that he can't 'give a full statement at the moment' due to some 'legal matters'.

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Addressing the courtroom on Friday, Chauvin offered his condolences to the Floyd family and said, "At this time due to some additional legal matters at hand I'm not able to give a full statement at this time, but very briefly though I want to send my condolences to the Floyd family." He added, "There's going to be some other information in the future that would be of interest and I hope things will give you some peace of mind." 

'He couldn't even look them in the eye'

The internet took a dig at Chauvin's 'formal apology' to the Floyd family. One user commented, "I want to give my condolences to the Floyd family.” He couldn’t even look them in the eye." Another sarcastically wrote, "Derek Chauvin: “I do want to give my condolences to the Floyd family” Hmm I wonder what he could have done to prevent their grief." One user tweeted, "Finally given the opportunity to speak, Chauvin gave his “condolences” (if you can call it that) to the Floyd family and said there’s going to be more information that comes out in the future that hopefully gives them peace of mind. What???"

Another commented, "Derek Chauvin offered the Floyd family his "condolences" rather than an apology for murdering George Floyd-that says it all." One tweet read, "The murdering cop just gave his fucking condolences to the family and it was the most hollow words I've ever heard in my entire life and he should actually get more time just for that."



 



 



 



 



 

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