A federal grand jury has found Derek Chauvin
Floyd (46), was killed in a brutal abuse of police force on May 25 last year during an arrest after a store clerk alleged, he had passed a counterfeit USD 20 bill in Minneapolis.
The Federation Supports the Verdict
"We can't stop here. In order to deliver real change and reform, we can and we must do more to reduce the likelihood that a tragedy like this will ever happen to occur again, to ensure the black and brown people or anyone so they don't fear the interactions with law enforcement, that they don't have to wake up knowing that they can lose their very life in the course of just living their life," he said.
Vice President Kamala Harris Address the nation also; said black Americans and black men in particular have been treated throughout the course of history as less than human.
"Today we feel a sigh of relief. Still, it cannot take away the pain. A measure of justice isn't the same as equal justice. This verdict brings us a step closer and the fact is we still have work to do," she said.
Chauvin (45), pinned down
Floyd with his knee on the pavement of a south Minneapolis intersection
for more than nine minutes. "I can't breathe. I can't breathe," were his
A 12-member federal jury in Minneapolis on Tuesday found Chauvin guilty on all three counts: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.