Woman who filmed Floyd death speaks out

The graphic video of George Floyd’s last moments – seen around the world – was captured by a 17-year-old bystander named Darnella.

Darnella and her nine-year-old cousin had gone to the convenience store to get snacks when they came upon the scene of Floyd’s arrest.

Darnella delivered emotional testimony during the first week of the Chauvin trial.

Now 18, she took to Instagram upon hearing the verdict.

“I just cried so hard. This last hour my heart was beating so fast, I was so anxious,” she wrote.

“But to know GUILTY ON ALL 3 CHARGES! THANK YOU GOD THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.”

“George Floyd, we did it. Justice has been served.”

Verdict ‘sends a message to police’

Former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says this verdict “sends a message to police departments all over the country that our eyes are on them”.

“We expect police to treat every citizen with respect – treat them the way that you want someone to treat your mother, your sister, your son, your daughter.”

Watch her full response below.

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