Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Kerry Washington, LL Cool J, Ciara And Others React To Derek Chauvin Verdict

Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Kerry Washington, LL Cool J, Ciara And Others React To Derek Chauvin Verdict

Activist, celebs, and more take to social media with emotional responses to the news.

UPDATED ON : APRIL 21, 2021 / 12:55 AM

Written by BET Staff

After 14 days of testimony and 11 hours of deliberation, a jury of 12 reached a verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin, who killed George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges: 2nd degree murder, 3rd degree murder and 2nd degree manslaughter.

He could face a maximum sentence of up to 75 years in prison. Chauvin’s sentencing will occur within the next eight weeks, CBS News reports.

RELATED: Derek Chauvin’s Defense Calls For A Mistrial Due To Maxine Waters’ Comments

The three other officers involved in Floyd’s death — Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng — will be tried later this summer. They face charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter. All parties have pleaded not guilty.

Celebrities, activists and politicians shared their reactions on social media. See some of their responses, below:

  1. Questlove
  2. Ciara
  3. LL Cool J
  4. Ice-T
  5. Kirk Franklin
  6. Jody Watley
  7. Whoopi Goldberg
  8. Magic Johnson
  9. Kerry Washington
  10. Malika Andrews
  11. Wyclef Jean
  12. Ava DuVernay
  13. Cory Booker
  14. Gretchen Whitmer

(Photo: CBS Newspath)

COMMENTS

Latest in news