Inside Story

George Floyd’s death: Has justice been served?

White former police officer Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for murdering George Floyd, a Black man.

A down payment on justice.

That’s what George Floyd’s family and supporters are calling the 22-and-a-half year sentence of former police officer, Derek Chauvin.

Floyd’s murder last year shook the United States – prompting calls against racism and for police reform, and protests worldwide.

But for many the sentence is not enough, and they argue racism and discrimination are damaging how the US functions.

Floyd’s family said it’s a first step towards healing the US.

But can that really be achieved?

Presenter: Nastasya Tay


Treva Lindsey – Associate professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University

Mary Moriarty – Former Minneapolis and Hennepin County chief public defender

Diane Goldstein – Retired police lieutenant and executive director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership