Benjamin Crump Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Net Worth, George Floyd Case

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Benjamin Crump Biography

This is what you need to know about Benjamin Crump an American civil rights attorney and founder of the Tallahassee, Florida-based law firm Ben Crump Law. Crump is known for taking on cases that garner widespread media attention and civil rights implications.

He is known for his association with the 2012/2013 George Zimmerman case, and for representing the family of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American male shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri and now the lead attorney for the George Floyd murder case, a victim of police brutality in Minneapolis, USA.

Benjamin Crump Age

Benjamin was born as Benjamin Lloyd Crump on October 10, 1969, in Lumberton, North Carolina, United States. He is 52 years old as of 2021.

Benjamin Crump Height

Crump is 6 feet 01 inches/1.9m tall.

Benjamin Crump Family

Crump is a husband to Genae Angelique Crump and a father of two. However, the well-known lawyer has not shared information about his parents and siblings if any. 

Benjamin Crump Wife

Crump is married to his wife Genae Angelique Crump. The couple is blessed with two children.

Benjamin Crump Net Worth

Benjamin has an estimated Net Worth of over $ 5 Million dollars. His career as an attorney is his primary source of income. Crump is rated among the Top 100 best and highly paid Lawyers, and was named by Ebony magazine’s Power 100 Most Influential African Americans, receiving NAACP’s Thurgood Marshall Award.

Benjamin Crump Cases

In 2015, Crump represented the family of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who was killed by three policemen in Pasco, Washington. 

Also in 2015, he represented the family of Kendrick Johnson, an African-American high school student who was found dead at his school in Valdosta, Georgia under mysterious circumstances, but stepped down from their legal team in late 2015.

 In late 2015, Crump began representing the family of Corey Jones, who was killed by a plainclothes officer while waiting for a tow truck in South Florida.

In early 2020, Crump began working with the family of Ahmad Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old African-American man killed by two white civilians. Around this same time, the family of police shooting-victim Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American woman, retained Crump for the family’s lawsuit alleging excessive force and gross negligence by the Louisville Metro Police Department.

Benjamin Crump George Floyd

In May 2020, Crump began representing the family of George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed African-American killed by a Minneapolis Police Department officer after the officer detained Floyd in a chokehold by kneeling on Floyd’s neck. 

Derek Chauvin, the officer who killed Floyd, was initially charged with 3rd-degree murder and 2nd-degree manslaughter; however an additional 2nd-degree murder charge was added ten days later, and the three officers also present at the scene were subsequently charged with “aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

BREAKING NEWS ON GEORGE FLOYD’S CASE

Source; CNN

The former Minneapolis Police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes last year was found guilty Tuesday of all three charges against him in one of the most consequential trials of the Black Lives Matter era.

Derek Chauvin, 45, was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The jurors deliberated for more than 10 hours over two days before coming to their decision.
Wearing a mask inside the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Chauvin had no apparent reaction to the guilty verdict. Afterward, his bail was revoked and he was placed in handcuffs and removed from the court through a side door.
He was taken to a facility in Stillwater, Minnesota, about 25 miles east of downtown Minneapolis, officials said.
 
 
The second-degree murder charge said Chauvin assaulted Floyd with his knee, which unintentionally caused Floyd’s death. The third-degree murder charge said Chauvin acted with a “depraved mind,” and the manslaughter charge said his “culpable negligence” caused Floyd’s death.
 
Chauvin could face up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder, up to 25 years for third-degree murder and up to 10 years for manslaughter. Minnesota’s sentencing guidelines recommend about 12.5 years in prison for each murder charge and about four years for the manslaughter charge. In this case, the state has asked for a tougher sentence than the recommendations provide. Chauvin’s sentencing is set for eight weeks from now.
 
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