Black American actors and celebrities have welcomed the conviction of a former white police officer in the George Floyd murder case.
Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama have jointly welcomed the decision and released a statement from the account of former President Barack Obama on the micro-blogging website Twitter.
Today, a jury did the right thing. But true justice requires much more. Michelle and I send our prayers to the Floyd family, and we stand with all those who are committed to guaranteeing every American the full measure of justice that George and so many others have been denied. pic.twitter.com/mihZQHqACV
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 20, 2021
“Today, the jury did the right thing, but more is needed for real justice,” the former US president wrote in a statement on Twitter.
“Michelle and my prayers are with Floyd’s family and we stand with all those who are committed to guaranteeing the full measure of justice for every American, including George and many others,” Obama said. It was denied.
Leading American television host Upper Onfrey has also welcomed the decision.
Winfrey, on the other hand, shared a memorable photo of George Floyd on the microblogging site Twitter, saying, “I didn’t expect this decision at all.”
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) April 20, 2021
“I shed tears of joy after reading the verdict, and I am grateful to all the witnesses on this occasion,” he said.
Winfrey also thanked Darnella Frasier for filming the incident.
Winfrey added: “Thank you to everyone who saw and acknowledged the world on this tape.”
Many other celebrities, including Beyonc کن Connolly and Mariah Carey, expressed satisfaction with the decision.
According to the news agency, a 12-member jury found Derek Chavan, 45, a former police officer guilty of all three charges.
Chavan was taken into custody and could face up to several years in prison.
George Floyd’s supporters celebrated outside the courthouse, with George Floyd’s family lawyer welcoming the decision and calling it a turning point in history.
The assassination of the black American George Floyd took place in May 2020. In the video, it could be seen that the policeman had pressed Floyd’s neck very hard with his knee.
Derek Chavan held Floyd’s knees on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. According to the report of the medical examiners, Floyd became unconscious 3 minutes later.