Floyd died when a former Minneapolis police officer handcuffed him during his detention last May
Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, which was caught on tape and triggered worldwide demonstrations against police brutality and racism.
In connection with Floyd's suicide, Chauvin was charged with second-degree accidental homicide, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. On Tuesday afternoon, a jury found him guilty on all three charges. Floyd died on May 25, 2020, after Chauvin pressed his knees against his neck and back for more than nine minutes as he was handcuffed and held face-down on the pavement. He'd been arrested at a grocery store on suspicion of paying with a fake bill.
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"The jury has reached a verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged with killing George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who died while being restrained by police during an arrest last May."
"Jurors have reached a verdict, less than 24 hours after the trial of Derek Chauvin concluded. Chauvin is charged with the killing of George Floyd, and faces three charges."
"The former officer was convicted of two counts of murder and one of manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, a case that sparked a national reckoning on race and policing."
"The verdict set off jubilation around the city. People instantly flooded the surrounding streets downtown, running through traffic with banners, and cars blared their horns."