Social Justice

The Chauvin guilty verdict: Experts weigh in on George Floyd and the role of race

A courtroom sketch of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin at his trial. Image: REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

Alexis Karteron

Associate Professor of Law, Rutgers University - Newark

Jeannine Bell

Professor of Law, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University

Rashad Shabazz

Associate Professor at the School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University

Ric Simmons

Professor of Law, The Ohio State University


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The death of George Floyd sparked protests around the U.S. and across the world, including this June 2020 rally in Germany. Image: AP Photo/Martin Meissner
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After the verdicts were read, Derek Chauvin was taken into police custody to await sentencing. Image: Court TV via AP, Pool

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