Published: 2021-04-23 13:04
Last Updated: 2021-05-17 13:28
George Floyd's uncle Roger Floyd told AFP, "We were simply elated for the justice system," after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering his nephew.
However, Roger Floyd added from his office in Raleigh, North Carolina, "We have to get right back on the bandwagon to move the process forward with what momentum we have right now."
Tuesday, a US court found former cop Derek Chauvin guilty in the murder of George Floyd, in a case that has rocked the United States for a year and exposed deep ethnic divisions in the country.
It took a mixed jury of seven women and five men in Minneapolis less than two days after the end of the three-week trial sessions to reach a unanimous decision that the white policeman was guilty of all three charges.
US President Joe Biden expressed to George Floyd's family in a phone call Tuesday that he was "satisfied" with the ruling, saying during the call, which the family shared in Minneapolis, on social media, that it is "very important."