Jury finds 'Derek Chauvin GUILTY of murder & manslaughter in George Floyd’s killing all three counts
Jurors announces verdict on Tuesday, (April 20) in Derek Chauvin murder trial.
Ex-Cop Guilty of Murder in George Floyd’s Death: Chauvin Update:
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes last May, has been found guilty on all charges in the murder trial of George Floyd, whose death led to months of demonstrations against police brutality last summer.
The sentencing of former officer Derek Chauvin will take place in eight weeks, Judge Peter Cahill said
The final verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is expected to be released on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Chauvin faces charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the 2020 killing of George Floyd.
Chauvin’s knee remained on Floyd’s neck for well over nine minutes, even after Floyd became unresponsive.
Ben Crump posted video on Twitter of a phone call from President Biden and VP Harris to the family. In it, Biden told the family of George Floyd he was "relieved" by the verdict.
Bail has been revoked— Chauvin taken into custody
Prosecutors argued it was an intentional act that directly led to Floyd’s death, while the officer’s defense portrayed it as a normal form of police work. Chauvin’s legal defense also rested on the idea that other factors led to Floyd’s death, a premise rejected by prosecutors.