On Tuesday, April 20, the Hennepin County Court announced the jury's verdict, finding the former Minneapolis Police Officer guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.
Although Chauvin will be sentenced at a later date, he faces a maximum of 40 years in prison.
The Minneapolis residents rallied together to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Floyd. Many held up signs that read "Justice for George Floyd" and "Black Lives Matter." Others embraced each other and appeared overcome with emotion.
Additionally, Floyd's girlfriend, Courtney Ross, gathered around the community, wearing a "Rest in Power" shirt in honor of her boyfriend. When discussing Floyd in a live interview with HLN, she said, "He changed my world. He changed the world. He changed everybody's."
Floyd's brother, Terrence Floyd, shared in a separate press conference, "I am grateful my mother, my grandmother, my aunts, they got to see history made. Every day of my life I will salute him, because he showed me how to be strong, he showed how to be respectful, he showed me how to speak my mind. What a day to be a Floyd."
Below, see the city of Minneapolis's response to Chauvin's verdict and how people are paying their respects to Floyd all over the world.
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