American politicians and public figures are sharing their thoughts and emotions after former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty over the death of George Floyd last year.
The jury in the case reached their decision on Tuesday afternoon, local time.
Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Following the verdict, large crowds outside the courthouse erupted into cheers as the rest of the world reacted to the news.
Floyd’s family released a statement following the conviction, saying the verdict will have significant implications for the US and the world.
“Painfully earned justice has arrived for George Floyd’s…