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Family welcomes civil rights charges in Floyd death

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The family of George Floyd has welcomed the indictment of four ex-police officers on US civil rights charges in relation to Floyd's death. (May 8)

Video Transcript

BEN CRUMP: We believe that these charges that were bought by the Justice Department encourages future generations to know that our Department of Justice will be here to make sure that all of American citizens are afforded the constitutional rights of life and liberty and equal justice. And it was very evident the first time you watched that video that they have violated the constitutional rights of George Floyd, because the very basics of our Constitution is the promise of constitutional rights to life and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

SHEILA JACKSON LEE: Today, with attorney Crump, my colleague, the Floyd family, we announce that the Department of Justice is open for business. And lives will be saved.

- The fact that it had to come and we all had to meet in my brother's death, but we definitely [INAUDIBLE].