Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin has just been convicted of all three charges against him. The charges Chauvin faced were one count of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.
Many feel this is a step in the right direction to hold the justice accountable for the killings by Police Officers. Some felt relieved, some felt sorrow, or maybe a mix of both after the verdict was read.
Floyd’s younger brother, Philonise, says, “Today, we are able to breathe again,” as tears fell down his face. Unlike Philonise, viewers were unable to see Chauvin’s reaction to the conviction as he was wearing a face mask due to Covid-19.
Chauvin’s bail was immediately revoked, and he left the courtroom in handcuffs. Eric Nelson, the defense attorney, followed Chauvin out of the courtroom without giving comments.
President Joe Biden says, “It was a murder in full light of day, and it ripped the blinders off for the whole world.” President Biden followed that statement by saying, “It’s not enough. We can’t stop here.”