Derek Chauvin Found Guilty On All 3 Counts In Death Of George Floyd

Alecia Reid reports.

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UKEE WASHINGTON: Reaction is pouring in to the unanimous guilty verdict. Alecia Reid is in Philadelphia's Spring Garden neighborhood tonight with our coverage. Alecia.

ALECIA REID: Good evening, Ukee. Those 12 jurors in Minnesota came down with a verdict, and Chauvin is heading off to jail. At this hour, people in the Delaware Valley and across the world are reacting to this verdict, including two local experts that we spoke to. We will get to them momentarily. But, first, I want to talk about those 10 hours that jurors were deliberating.

Now, keep in mind, they had to all be unanimous in their decision in order for him to be found guilty. They all took an oath to keep an open mind, leave biases behind, and carefully look through all the evidence. A breakdown of the jurors-- there were three black men, four white women, two white men, two multiracial women, and one black woman. Now, these are people from all different walks of life that brought their own experiences to the table.

One thing is clear though-- this was unanimous. Guilty on all charges. Collectively, the former officer could be facing more than seven decades behind bars. I talked with a trial attorney regarding the moment the verdict was read.

JORDAN STROKOVSKY: You really can never tell, without being in that jury deliberation room, what is actually going on. Sometimes juries can have verdicts in 10 minutes or in 10 days. So here we have it in 10 hours. And it looks like they looked at the evidence carefully. They took this case very seriously. And they delivered a just verdict.

ANDREA LAWFUL-SANDERS: I think every police department is on notice that policing the way it has always been must change. Because now they're being found guilty. Now they're being held accountable for their actions, things that never happened before. They could say, well, you know, I felt like my life was in danger. But, now, the whole world got to see.

ALECIA REID: A number of people we spoke to today were anticipating maybe one of the charges sticking, but for all three to stick, they say, show how compelling the prosecution's witnesses were. Now, Chauvin will be sentenced in the next eight weeks.

Reporting live from Spring Garden, Alecia Reid, CBS3 Eyewitness News.

UKEE WASHINGTON: Alecia, thank you.