Derek Chauvin found guilty, there’s more to be done

ULM Hawkeye

Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all charges in the murder of George Floyd on Tuesday. 

This was a big step toward the end of police brutality. However, there’s more to be done. 

First, we have to hold police officers accountable for their actions. If  police officers do something wrong, they should be punished just like everyone else. 

Police officers are normal people like the rest of us. They shouldn’t be exempt from the law. 

Second, police officers need to be trained to deal with problems like mental health, sexual assault and domestic abuse. 

In these situations, police have very little knowledege as to how to de-escalate the situation.               

More training will allow police officers to turn to de-escalation techniques instead of violence. 

Lastly, we need more specific laws that says exactly what means of force police officers are allowed to use in specific situations. 

In Derek Chauvin’s trial, there was a lot of debate surrounding whether or not the amount of force he used on George Floyd’s neck was restricted. 

If there were specific laws, this debate would’ve never  happened. 

Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict is  a turning point for police brutality cases. 

But, we can’t stop now. There’s still a lot more work to do.