The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) said that while "justice landed" Derek Chauvin in jail, "the fight for police accountability and respect for Black lives is far from over."
Read a portion of their statement following the verdict:
"While justice landed Derek Chauvin behind bars for murdering George Floyd, no amount of justice will bring Gianna's father back.
The same way a reasonable police officer would never suffocate an unarmed man to death, a reasonable justice system would recognize its roots in white supremacy and end qualified immunity.
Police are here to protect, not lynch.
We will not rest until all in our community have the right to breathe. The chapter on Derrick Chauvin may be closed, but the fight for police accountability and respect for Black lives is far from over."