In 2023 the 4WardEverUK website will be undergoing a significant downsize in relation to its content and frequency of output, whilst retaining crucial archived resources. We will also be switching to a new hosting platform.
The existing website will continue functioning as normal, however we may not publish as much new content to the resources, information and case profile sections. We’ll continue publishing news of interest but from January 2023 much of this may be via our social media networks.
The NMPMFF (developed in 2015) is the first permanent national resource of its kind specifically for those that are affected by deaths in custody and makes small grants available for families and their campaign groups across the United Kingdom to provide practical domestic assistance, to further the work of their own campaigns or to assist them in engaging in a range of other local, regional or national campaigns, events and initiatives.
Three former Minneapolis police officers have been convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights. Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane were charged with depriving Floyd of his right to medical care when Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for 9 1/2 minutes as the 46-year-old Black man was handcuffed and facedown on the street on May 25, 2020.
Tou Thao and Thomas Lane were also charged with failing to intervene to stop Chauvin.
The killing sparked protests in Minneapolis that spread around the globe as part of reckoning over racial injustice. Chauvin was convicted of murder last year in state court and pleaded guilty in December in the federal case.