Emily In Paris actress and the daughter of English drummer Phil Collins, Lily Collins has reacted to the result of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial.
On May 25, 2020, the 46-year-old black man George Floyd, killed was brutally killed by a police officer as a result of the disproportionate police enforcement shortly after taking custody for fraud charges.
Yesterday, in the case of the murder of George Floyd, former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all 3 charges against him. In the 4-week trial at the Hennepin District Court in Minneapolis, the 12-person jury announced their verdict yesterday at 16.10 local time, after about 10 hours of negotiation.
In the jury’s judgment, read by Judge Peter Cahill, Chauvin was found guilty of all charges of 2nd and 3rd-degree murder and of causing death. After the judge revoked the bail following the verdict, Derek Chauvin was arrested and sent to prison.
Lily Collins took to Instagram to show her reaction to the verdict. In her statement on Instagram, Collins said that the verdict is not justice but accountability as she defends this is a ‘very small step towards real change.’
Here’s what Lily Collins stated:
“This verdict is not justice, but accountability — and a very small step towards real change.”
The actress also showed her support for George Floyd’s family and all the families who have lost loved ones at the hands of the police:
“My heart is with the family of George Floyd, and all the families who have lost loved ones at the hands of police…”
See the Instagram post below.