Piers Morgan has declared that 'justice is done' after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, 45, was found guilty on Tuesday (April 20) of the charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.

Chauvin, who had pleaded not guilty on all charges, will remain in custody until his sentencing and could potentially spend decades in prison for killing Floyd.

The footage of Floyd's death at the hands of Chauvin kneeling on his neck last year horrified the world and sparked a wave of Black Lives Matter protests worldwide.

Piers Morgan tweeted that 'justice was done' following Derek Chauvin being found guilty of murdering George Floyd
Piers Morgan tweeted that 'justice was done' following Derek Chauvin being found guilty of murdering George Floyd

Piers tweeted: "BREAKING: Police officer Derek Chauvin found guilty of murdering George Floyd. On all counts. Justice is done."

The former Good Morning Britain presenter also shared an image from the footage of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck, which ultimately resulted in him killing Floyd.

Last year, Morgan had condemned British Home Secretary Priti Patel for her outspoken criticism of British Black Lives Matter protesters toppling the statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol instead of focusing on the issues raised by George Floyd's death.

Chauvin's eyes flicked around the courtroom as he listened to the judge read the verdict
Chauvin's eyes flicked around the courtroom as he listened to the judge read the verdict

Piers said in June last year: "You should be more angry about George Floyd's death than you are about a slave owner's statue being dumped in water".

Earlier in that same month, Piers also said on Good Morning Britain: "This systemic racism that has bedeviled America for so long and something has to change... it can’t go on."

He also said of Floyd's murder and the subsequent protests: "A counterfeit note led to this guy's senseless killing by a police officer and these scenes across America...the rage is real."

Piers Morgan previously spoke out about Chauvin killing George Floyd on Good Morning Britain
Piers Morgan previously spoke out about Chauvin killing George Floyd on Good Morning Britain

Morgan departed Good Morning Britain last month when he resigned from his position on the ITV breakfast show following controversy surrounding his views on Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and her interview with Oprah Winfrey, which included him saying he did not believe her claims surrounding her history of mental health issues.

Piers' resignation also followed an on-air clash with weather presenter Alex Beresford over Piers' views which prompted Morgan to briefly walk off of the set before returning to finish what would be his final episode of the show.

Piers Morgan quit Good Morning Britain in March this year after controversy surrounding his views about Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
Piers Morgan quit Good Morning Britain in March this year after controversy surrounding his views about Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Speaking outside his home on March 10, Piers said: "I believe in freedom of speech and the right to be allowed to have an opinion. If people want to believe Meghan Markle, that's entirely their right."

He added: "So, if I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it."

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