CNN's Sara Sidner said she informed Philonise Floyd, George Floyd's brother, that the jury had reached a verdict. Sidner said he was not aware until she asked him.
Sidner reported that he reacted with "calm."
"He was telling me, 'It's going to be alright,'" Sidner said.
She said he told her, "For the rest of the country, this will be an historic decision in this case. But for the family, this is a personal, a personal issue. An issue that is deeply, deeply, deeply personal for every single member of the Floyd family."
Philonise Floyd also told Sidner that he believes that the case is historic for the country and that "no matter what happens with this jury, that it will be historic."
"He also said something else about the fact that this case even came into the court, was even charged in the first place. He said, this is what should be happening and should have been happening in cases like theirs, with other situations between police and particularly police and African Americans in this country. He said, you know, in his mind, when the police do something incorrect, when the police take a life... In his mind, then they should be treated like everyone else in this country, every other citizen," Sidner said about her conversation with Philonise Floyd regarding the verdict.
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