The sister of Botham Jean has expressed the hope that the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, is a sign of change.
“Hopefully this is a sign of change – change on the right path to reform,” WFAA.Com quoted Allisa Findley as saying.
But according to the US news channel, Findley said she will hold her breath until Chauvin is sentenced.
On Tuesday a court found the former Minneapolis officer guilty of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck.
The case triggered worldwide protests and reignited debate about policing in the United States.
Chauvin, 45, was immediately led away with his hands cuffed behind his back and could be sent to prison for decades.
“Change would be for police officers to think when that bullet leaves their gun you’re not just aiming at one person, you’re aiming at a whole family. You’re aiming at an entire community,” the sister of Botham Jean said.
An off duty Dallas police officer , Amber Guyger, fatally shot Jean in 2018.
He was unarmed at the time and in his own apartment.
But Guyger claimed she mistook his apartment for hers and thought the 26 year old Saint Lucian national was an intruder.
And about a year later a court sentenced her to ten years in jail for murder.
However Guyger has appealed the sentence and the matter is due for a hearing on April 27.
Headline photo caption: Alissa Findley (Stock image)