Following the guilty verdicts in the cases against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales issued the following statement:
"George Floyd’s final 9 minutes and 29 seconds in handcuffs, on the ground, begging for breath and his mother became part of our national consciousness. Like millions of Americans, I was shocked and angered by what I saw. What started as a routine interaction between police and a man accused of a non-violent crime turned into a national tragedy before our eyes.
While this was a trial about the actions of a single officer, this must serve as a moment for us to create the kind of change that restores trust between the community and the criminal justice system."