While the story of Hampton’s death is fairly well known, O’Neal’s involvement in the matter is often oddly overlooked.
For the officer to disregard a human life like that … in other words it was business as usual.
Seconds after entering the house, where the grenade had caused Aiyana’s blanket to catch fire, Officer Joseph Weekley fired one fatal shot. It went straight through the child’s head.
Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, while three other officers involved in the incident were sacked.