Among them were family members who say they never saw justice after their loved ones died following encounters with police.
Here is what they said.
Elijah McClain’s father
Elijah McClain’s father, LaWayne Mosley, said that while nothing will bring back Floyd or McClain, he was “happy for the family of George Floyd that the officers who killed him have been held accountable.”
This week, Mosley’s attorney said that while the family was “gratified’ by Tuesday’s outcome, “Colorado prosecutors have not shown the same commitment to holding officers accountable for the murder of civilians.”
“So far, we have not seen any charges against those who murdered Elijah McClain, an innocent young Black man who was walking home minding his own business,” attorney Mari Newman said in a statement. “And, unlike the City of Minneapolis — which acknowledged its own failures by firing the officers who killed George Floyd and providing some remedy to Mr. Floyd’s family — Aurora, Colorado continues to deny accountability for killing Elijah McClain, refuses to fire all of the officers who killed Elijah McClain and failed to intervene to stop the outrageous use of force against him, and has provided no remedy to Elijah’s family.”
Breonna Taylor’s mother
“Today justice has been served but we are not (done) fighting for justice for all of the victims and families (who) haven’t received theirs,” she wrote.
Walter Scott’s brother
“Now, that we are getting the truth that we have been going through forever, and seeing the truth we have been seeing in policing in America, this is nothing new to us. It’s just coming to the light,” Anthony Scott told the affiliate on Tuesday.
And while Chauvin’s conviction will help both Floyd’s family and the country begin to heal, Scott said it “didn’t get the change we need to take place in America.”
CNN’s Rebekah Riess and Chenelle Terry contributed to this report.