24 Jul 2020

‘None of us can breathe until we get justice for George Floyd’ – Floyd family lawyer Benjamin Crump

In the United States, protests in support of Black Lives Matter in Portland have continued amid rising anger over the use of border patrol officers who have been sent by Donald Trump to restore law and order to the streets. The United Nations has warned police and security forces not to use disproportionate force against the protesters, while the US Justice department has said it will investigate allegations of police violence.

We spoke to George Floyd’s family’s attorney Benjamin Crump, and began by asking him about concern that pushing for a premeditated first-degree murder charge could harm the chances of any conviction – and deny the family justice.