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Thousands marched in Baltimore last June to protest police brutality and the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota at the hands of local police.

Members of the Connecticut and national legal communities 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 Minnesota jury found Chauvin guilty of second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of Floyd last spring. Chauvin was captured on video with his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly 10 minutes as Floyd repeatedly 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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