OREANDA-NEWS US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris made a phone call to George Floyd's family after a jury found former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin guilty of his murder.

Joe Biden had an encouraging conversation with the family of the deceased.

"Guilty on all three counts. This is really important. I can't wait to see you guys. We are going to do a lot more. We have a lot to do," Biden said during the call.

The US President said he oversaw the verdict with Senior Adviser Cedric Richmond and Vice President Harris. In turn, the vice president praised the Floyd family as "real leaders" at a turning point in history. Biden and Harris are expected to speak to the nation following Tuesday night's trial.

Earlier in the United States started the trial of Chauvin in the case of the murder of Floyd. Chauvin is accused, in particular, of manslaughter. A jury found Chauvin guilty on three counts, including second and third degree murder. He faces up to 40 years in prison.

Floyd died after Chauvin pressed his knee to his neck during an arrest outside a store in Minneapolis. George Floyd can't breathe. He was taken unconscious to a hospital where he was confirmed dead.

The death of the African American led to numerous protests across the country. Following the example of the United States, anti-racist protests have taken place in other countries.