"Race wasn't even ever mentioned in the three and a half weeks that we were in that courtroom, and it was never mentioned during deliberations, I don't believe," juror Sherri Belton Hardeman told host Don Lemon during the interview.
The jurors recalled watching the gruesome video of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck as Floyd called out for his mother and said he could not breathe.
Belton Hardeman said the footage "is definitely in my spirit, and it will always be there."
"Watching George Floyd call for his mom just broke my heart. Me being a mom, a Black mom, a Black grandmother. We call out for our mom when we're hurting, when we're in pain and when we're in need. ... Unfortunately, his mom could not come to his rescue. In fact, no one came to his rescue," Hardeman said.