Justice for George Floyd.
After jurors deliberated for hours, former cop Derrick Chauvin was found guilty of all three charges. He was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
On April 19, the prosecution made their closing arguments. Prosecutor, Steve Schleicher, argued Chauvin “acted with cruelty and indifference unbefitting of a police officer.” He went on to say Chauvin should be convicted of murder in Floyd’s death. Schleicher, described Chauvin as a “police officer who had not followed the department’s policies while making it clear that prosecutors were not criticizing policing as a whole.”
Social media waited patiently for hours for the verdict to be in. See some reactions to Chauvin being found guilty below.
GUILTY! Painfully earned justice has finally arrived for George Floyd’s family. This verdict is a turning point in history and sends a clear message on the need for accountability of law enforcement. Justice for Black America is justice for all of America!
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) April 20, 2021
Thank you God 🙏🏻❤️ #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd
— bri (@Native_Mami32) April 20, 2021
I’m so excited over a verdict that we shouldn’t have had to be nervous about anyway! But thank you god 🙌🏽
— Tu Papi ❤️🔥 (@naeder_) April 20, 2021