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See the moment George Floyd’s family in Houston heard the verdict: ‘We won’

HOUSTON, Texas -- Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, and Floyd's family in Houston is feeling a sense of relief and victory.

As Floyd’s family watched the verdict being read, they were overcome with emotion: "We won," they reacted.

Ben Crump, one of the attorneys for Floyd's family that helped settle a $27 million civil lawsuit last month, called the Chauvin case a "turning point in American history for accountability of law enforcement," after the former Minneapolis police officer was convicted on all three counts in Floyd's death.

"Painfully earned justice has arrived for George Floyd’s family and the community here in Minneapolis, but today’s verdict goes far beyond this city and has significant implications for the country and even the world," Crump said in a statement. "But it does not end here. We have not forgotten that the other three officers who played their own roles in the death of George Floyd must still be held accountable for their actions, as well."

Antonio M. Romanucci, another attorney on the legal team, said in a statement the verdict "reinforces significant police reforms underway in Minneapolis including use-of-force reporting, a requirement to keep body-worn cameras on, and a policy for officers to de-escalate non-threatening encounters by disengaging or walking away."

He called on Minnesota state lawmakers to pass The George Floyd Arbitration Reform Bill, and for the United States Senate to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.


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  1. For an example of what Racists pieces of shit talk about among themselves just look at the four Redneck Retarded Assholes comments shown above. Society rejects who rant and rave at minorities but do it only among themselves because otherwise their shit would be flying in the wind and their teeth would be in a hundred pieces scattered on the street.

  2. Rest in piece brother Floyd!!! Big changes are coming because of your death at the hands of a incompetent piece of shit who was allowed to take the law into his own hands! BLACK LIVES MATTER!!!!!!

  3. Chavin is on Suicide Watch with corrections officers checking on him every 30 minutes. Bet they’ll agree to a 2 hour break so Chauvin can have time to RIP a bedsheet and hang himself from the ceiling. That should keep the corrections officers from putting in overtime to watch Chauvin😂😂😂😂😂😂

  4. BLACK LIVES MATTER BLACK LIVES MATTER BLACK LIVES MATTER BLACK LIVES MATTER BLACK LIVES MATTER.

    RACIST PIGS DON’T RACIST PIGS DON’T RACIST PIGS DON’T RACIST PIGS DON’T

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