On May 25, 2020, the tragic and unwarranted death of George Floyd, at the hands of Chauvin was one of many Black deaths by police in the United States—amongst the likes of Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, Ahmaud Arbery and most recently Daunte Wright—that has since reignited the Black Lives Matter movement.

As per Sydney Morning Herald, members of the jury consisted of seven women and five men, six of whom were white, while four were Black and two were multiracial.

Since the verdict, the Floyd’s family attorney, Ben Crump has since released the following statement:

“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. Justice for Black America is justice for all of America.”

“This case is a turning point in American history for accountability of law enforcement and sends a clear message we hope is heard clearly in every city and every state.”