Chauvin conviction over George Floyd’s death giant step forward, says Biden – BBC News

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US President Joe Biden has said the conviction of a former police officer in the killing of George Floyd “can be a giant step forward in the march toward justice in America”.

White officer Derek Chauvin was filmed kneeling on African-American Mr Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes, sparking mass protests against racism that spread around the globe.

Chauvin was found guilty on Tuesday of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.

Sentencing is likely to happen in two months, and the ex-police officer could spend decades in jail.

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