Episode 36

full
Published on:

3rd Jun 2020

George Floyd pt. 1

The killing of George Floyd has rocked the US and sparked protests around the world. Police officers are rarely charged with Murder in discharging their duties and there is no disagreeing that what Derek Chauvin did was a crime and not policing.  There was outrage at the charges filed, third-degree Murder and Second Degree Manslaughter. Breaking down what these changes mean, what the murder and manslaughter statues look like in Minnesota, and how they apply to this case will hopefully be a helpful step in understanding what is happening. When dealing with the prosecution of a Police Officer who was acting in the line of duty there are additional defenses available to them when they are prosecuted, I talk about those too. 

Resources & Articles from this Episode

Minnesota Criminal Statutes

News Stories covering this case

 If you want me  to cover a particular story or situation please contact the show at GetLegit@emilydbaker.com 

Come hang with me on social!  I want to chat with you in the Get Legit Community Facebook Group !! 

If you need help with your business you can find my products  at www.GetLegitShop.com and my legal consulting at www.EmilyDBaker.com 


Listen for free

Show artwork for Get Legit Law & Sh!t

About the Podcast

Get Legit Law & Sh!t
The Badass Lawyer Emily D. Baker talks you through the sh!t you care about with insight, humor & a few curse words.
The Get Legit Law & Shit podcast is a fresh take on law and business. Talking shit on the legal news you want to know about and how it relates to you and your business. Of course, it wouldn’t be an Emily D. Baker product if there weren’t some stories from her 10 plus years as a Deputy District Attorney and from the trenches helping clients navigate the wild world of online business. So if you are curious about what is going on and want to have a laugh you are in the right place!

If you want to connect with Emily she basically lives on Instagram @TheEmilyDBaker www.instagram.com/emilydbaker.

If you need help with your business you can find Emily’s products at www.GetLegitShop.com and her legal consulting at www.EmilyDBaker.com

About your host

Profile picture for Emily Baker

Emily Baker

Hi There! I am Emily D. Baker, badass lawyer for online entrepreneurs. I keep it real while helping business Get Legit™. With over 15 years of experience, I have seen it all and that’s why I am able to help my clients create common-sense legal protection in their businesses. I also thrive on helping businesses create the right structure to build wealth so they can focus on the good they do in the world. I run on coffee and curse words and enjoy talking some sh!t on the Get Legit Law & Sh!t podcast.