Troy Johnson |WAPT| April 21, 2021
JACKSON, Miss. —The ACLU of Mississippi is reacting to former Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer Derek Chauvin being found guilty on all charges in the murder trial of George Floyd.
Candace Coleman is the communications director for the ACLU of Mississippi.
The organization says they are relieved at the outcome of the trial, but holding police accountable for abuse of power cannot be rare going forward.
"There's a bit of relief. I think the whole world kind of felt that as you sat there and watched it," Coleman said.
Coleman says the ACLU has a mobile justice app that allows people to record potential police misconduct. The videos then are automatically uploaded to the organization's server to ensure they are saved even if a phone is seized or destroyed.
"There can be fraudulent handlings with the police where that video can get deleted. You never know," Cole said.