Jury Finds Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin Guilty in the Death of George Floyd

A jury has reached a verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

Chauvin was facing charges with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

The jury found Chauvin guilty of all three charges.

Chauvin has been remanded into custody for sentencing at a later date.

On May 25, 2020, Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died while being restrained by police, after a call was made of an individual paying with a counterfeit bill at a convenience store in Minneapolis.

Chauvin, who is white, was accused of placing his knee across Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes.

The high-profile case has resulted in protests over racism and police brutality.

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