The verdict, which was handed down from the jury on Tuesday (April 20), resulted in loud celebrations across the country in the name of justice, just under a year after George Floyd‘s death in May of 2020.
Derek was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The jury ruled that he was guilty of those charges in court.
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Guilty. Guilty. Guilty.
— dan levy (@danjlevy) April 20, 2021
LOCK! HIM! UP!
— Billy Porter (@theebillyporter) April 20, 2021
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 20, 2021
— Scott Evans (@thescottevans) April 20, 2021
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) April 20, 2021
A guilty #verdict. But this fight for justice is not over. We have a lot of work to do. There is more fight ahead of us. But RIGHT NOW please take CARE of yourself. And let’s take care of each other. Prayers and love to the family of #GeorgeFloyd.
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) April 20, 2021
Rest in Peace George Floyd
— FINNEAS (@finneas) April 20, 2021
God knew just how much we could bear.
This is a turning point.
Let's continue to correct everything that stands against love.
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) April 20, 2021
Chauvin being led away in cuffs. Finally-justice for George- on all three country. pic.twitter.com/Llx2JqR4Mt
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) April 20, 2021
rest in peace to George Floyd
— Aminé (@heyamine) April 20, 2021
American police forces were established to catch runaway slaves and protect capital. Killing George Floyd fit right the fuck in with those directives. Abolish the police.
— Rob Delaney (@robdelaney) April 20, 2021
my heart goes out to george floyd’s family who have had to live this endless nightmare. i hope they feel a sense of peace and comfort knowing justice was served.
— Scott Hoying (@scotthoying) April 20, 2021
A reminder that victory would be George Floyd being alive. Every day Black Americans worry if they will be next is another day without justice.
— Amanda Gorman (@TheAmandaGorman) April 20, 2021