New Rochelle clergymen say justice has been served in case of Derek Chauvin
Clergymen in New Rochelle say that they feel justice has been served in the case of Derek Chauvin.
The group is part of the city's rapid response team, a group of local clergy members who speak out in times of emergency to bring calm, especially in police-community relations.
They prayed together in Generations Church and spoke to the media less than an hour after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd.
It was a trial that gripped the nation for weeks.
Former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on the neck of George Floyd for more than nine minutes after he was stopped for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill.
One bishop tells News 12 that the trial forced people to face uncomfortable conversations - ones that need to continue.
"This marks a turning of the tide and heralds a new day in criminal justice and racial equality in America. While we are grateful for this victory today, there is still much work ahead," says Bishop Ray Mott, of Generations Church.