A former white police officer has been convicted in the murder of a black George Floyd in the United States.
The jury found Derek Chauvin, a 45-year-old former police officer, guilty of all three charges. Chauvin was taken into custody and could face up to several years in prison. George Floyd supporters celebrate outside the court. George Floyd’s family lawyer welcomed the decision, calling it a turning point in history.
US President Joe Biden will make a statement regarding the Floyd trial.
According to the White House, after the jury’s decision, President Biden telephoned George Floyd’s family. It should be noted that the murder of the black American George Floyd took place in May 2020. The video showed a police officer holding Floyd’s neck tightly by his knee.
Derek Chauvin held Floyd’s knees on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Medical examiners reported that Floyd lost consciousness 3 minutes later.
Violent protests erupted around the world, including in the United States.