“We are able to breathe again.”
That’s the reaction of George Floyd’s family, after the former police officer accused in his death was convicted of all charges against him.
A Minneapolis jury spent ten hours considering the evidence, before finding Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.
Floyd died after Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost ten minutes, as he was arrested over allegations he tried to pass a fake 20-dollar bill.
President Joe Biden says the verdict can be a major step forward but only if governments make efforts to address racism and reform police forces.