Derek Chauvin Found Guilty on All Charges


In this image from video, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin listens as the verdict is read in his trial for the 2020 death of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. (Court TV via AP, Pool)
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After 11 hours of deliberation, a jury of 12 reached a verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin, who killed George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges: second degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. He could face a maximum sentence of up to 75 years in prison.

Chauvin’s sentencing will occur within the next eight weeks. This is the first time a white police officer has been convicted of an on duty shooting in the state of Minnesota. The three other officers involved in Floyd’s death will be tried later this summer. They face charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter. All parties have pleaded not guilty.

At a press conference on April 20 after the verdict, Philonise Floyd, George Floyd’s brother said, “Today we are able to breathe again.”

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FILE – In this April, 20, 2021 file photo, Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, speaks during a news conference after former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin is convicted in the killing of George Floyd, in Minneapolis. The lynching of Black Chicago teen Emmett Till galvanized the civil rights movement. Floyd’s killing by police sparked a worldwide call for racial justice. The deaths of Till and Floyd are separated by more than six decades, but their families feel a deep connection in their grief. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
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