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People cheer after a guilty verdict was announced at the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 death of George Floyd, on April 20, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn. Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of Floyd. Photo: Morry Gash/AP

Members of the legal community on Tuesday saw justice in Derek Chauvin’s conviction on three counts for the murder of George Floyd, but many noted that much work remains to be done in reforming policing and establishing racial equity.

A jury found Chauvin guilty of second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of Floyd last year. Chauvin was captured on video with his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly 10 minutes as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe. The video sparked renewed protests across the nation over police violence against Black Americans and calls for police reform.

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