Jurors returned a verdict of guilty on all three charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, on trial for the death of 46-year-old George Floyd, on Tuesday, April 20, after less than 10 hours of deliberation.
Chauvin was tried on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. The former officer was seen on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes as Floyd pled for air.
The verdict was announced just after 4 pm Tuesday afternoon at the Hennepin County Government Center. Footage from outside the building shows a crowd erupting in cheers as the verdicts against Chauvin were read aloud.
Three other former police officers await trials for charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder, and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful