Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all counts, including murder, in the death of George Floyd.
Derek Chauvin has been convicted on all charges – second- and third-degree murder as well as manslaughter.
The 12 sequestered jurors have considered three weeks of testimony from 45 witnesses, including bystanders, police officials and medical experts, along with hours of video evidence in the most high-profile U.S. case involving accusations of police misconduct in decades.
Chauvin, who is white, plead not guilty to second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree “depraved mind” murder and second-degree manslaughter.
The deliberations began after three weeks of testimony in one of the most closely watched cases of the Black Lives Matter era.
The prosecution’s case against Chauvin featured 38 witnesses as they sought to show the former Minneapolis Police officer committed murder when he kneeled on the neck and back of Floyd, handcuffed and prone on the street, for 9 minutes and 29 seconds on May 25, 2020.