US President Joe Biden has welcomed the conviction of Derek Chauvin and said it can be a “moment of significant change” after the white former police officer was found guilty of murdering 46-year-old black man George Floyd. A jury unanimously convicted 45-year-old Chauvin of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after 10-and-a-half hours of deliberations over two days. Mr Biden said Mr Floyd ‘s death was “a murder in full light of day, and it ripped the blinders off for the whole world” to see systemic racism. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Systemic racism a 'stain on our nation's soul' But he added: “It’s not enough. We can’t stop here. We’re going to deliver real change and reform. “We can and we must do more to reduce the likelihood that tragedies like this will ever happen again.” Advertisement Sky’s Greg Milam said Chauvin – whose face was obscured by a COVID face mask – showed little emotion as the guilty verdicts were read out and faces 12 and a half years in prison as a first-time offender, but prosecutors could seek a maximum of 40 years if the judge determines there are aggravating factors…. Read full this story
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