Protesters in downtown Jacksonville are calling for the conviction of officials involved in George Floyd’s death
The protesters also rallied so that the police could be given great accountability through civil councils.
JACKSONVILLE, Florida – People gathered across the country, including downtown Jacksonville, for demonstrations to mark the start of Derek Chauvin’s trial for the murder of George Floyd.
In Jacksonville, protesters called for the convictions of all four officers involved in Floyd’s death.
In addition, protesters gathered to get the police to be held accountable through the civil councils. In particular, one of the protesters accused the Jacksonville sheriff’s office of a lack of accountability and transparency.
“The Jacksonville Sheriff’s office is guilty of the same allegations that Derek Chauvin has made,” one of the protesters said during the demonstration. “We have a problem with trust, transparency and accountability on the part of JSO.”
One of the changes that will come after Floyd’s death in Florida is the release of a bodycam video. Instead of waiting months, body cam videos of shootings and other encounters are posted within 30 days.