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Murder convictions against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in murder of George Floyd spark relief -- and hope -- in Connecticut

Three guilty verdicts read aloud in a Minneapolis courtroom late Tuesday sparked shock, relief -- and even hope -- among Black leaders and activists in Connecticut who say they were glad to see a jury hold former police officer Derek Chauvin accountable for the murder of George Floyd.

“I think this will give hope to younger generations of people in this country that maybe things can be better, that maybe there will be equity, maybe there will be freedom, maybe people will look at us with humanity,” McCrory said.

“We’ve been through this before....our parents and our grandparents have seen this play out, but maybe this will give young people hope that the system can work.