Derek Chauvin was found guilty on three charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after 10 and a half hours of deliberations having been captured on film kneeling on the neck of Floyd for upwards of nine minutes during his arrest last May.
Although Crandall, who is a witness to the anguish throughout the Minneapolis community and across the United States at the time, describes a sense of relief that justice was served, however insists there is still work to be done.
“I think that was a big thing for myself and a lot of community members in general in a step towards creating an environment of accountability in a sense with regards to those issues,” Crandall told Sky Sports.
“Just sitting around waiting for this, team-mates are talking about this, both the guys in my flat that I live with are talking about it and it felt like the whole world in a sense was watching, seeing what was going to happen. It kind of felt like a weight being lifted off after a year of having to go through that entire process.
“A person getting convicted for murder is what it is, but at the end of the day that’s still just one person, one situation. How do you make it a thing where again you’re fostering that environment of accountability versus just ‘we got one guy one time’?”
“I think that’s come to be somewhat the expectation,” added Crandall. “The fact that you can have this video, all of these people that see something wrong, you see it and your eyes are telling you this is wrong, and still not know what’s going to happen or what verdict is going to be reached.”