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Former Minneapolis police officer found guilty on all charges in death of George Floyd

Chauvin was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Posted: Apr 20, 2021 4:09 PM

(KADN) - The former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd has been found guilty on all charges.

Floyd died in May 2020 after the now-fired officer Derek Chauvin pinned his knee on 46-year-old Black man's neck for about 9 1/2 minutes, during which time Floyd said he couldn't breathe and onlookers yelled at Chauvin to get off.

Chauvin was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Convictions on some, none or all of the charges were possible.

The case triggered protests worldwide, some which turned violent.

The jury, composed of six white people and six Black or multiracial people, read its verdict after deliberating for portions of two days.

The second-degree unintentional murder conviction carries a maximum sentence of up to 40 years in jail, with the other two counts having lower maximum sentences.

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