The Trial of the Murdered George Floyd “Guilty” How Presidents of US React


Hülya Karahan: Production Editor

On Tuesday (April 20) the court ruling in the case of the murdered George Floyd was announced. The ex-police officer Derek Chauvin (45) was found guilty on all counts. A guilty verdict has been reached in the trial of the murdered George Floyd. This is how presidents of US react:


Former US President Barack Obama  tweeted that the court had “done the right thing”. But “true justice” requires “much more”. The 59-year-old and his wife Michelle Obama  would pray for the family of George Floyd. “We stand with all those who work to guarantee every American the full measure of justice that George and so many others have been denied.”


George Floyd was killed in an arrest on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis at the age of 46. Videos could be seen how police officers held the African American to the ground. Derek Chauvin pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for about nine minutes, although Floyd warned that he could not breathe. The death of George Floyd triggered worldwide protests against police violence and racism under the motto “Black Lives Matter”. Chauvin has now been found guilty of all charges: second degree murder, third degree murder, and second degree manslaughter.