Derek Chauvin Found Guilty On All Charges

Derek Chauvin Found Guilty On All Charges

Derek Chauvin Found Guilty On All Charges

The former officer is charged with the second-degree murder of George Floyd.

The former officer is charged with the second-degree murder of George Floyd.

Text: Lauren Gruber

The court of Hennepin County, Minnesota has found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges for the murder of George Floyd.

After ten hours of deliberation, the court convicted former officer Derek Chauvin of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. The verdict comes 11 months after Chauvin was caught kneeling on Floyd's neck —causing his death — in an infamous 9-minute video in May 2020.

Chauvin was convicted of all three charges, the most severe being second-degree murder, or felony murder. This charge means that Chauvin intended to cause bodily harm with an assault that lead to Floyd's death, without having to prove intent for the murder itself. Chauvin is now facing up to 40 years in prison; his sentencing will be held in the coming weeks.

In Minneapolis and major cities across the country, crowds of protestors rejoice as some justice is served for Floyd's death.

The death of Floyd galvanized one of the largest civil rights movements in recent U.S. history, with protests for police reform and racial justice spanning across the globe. Floyd leaves behind his seven-year-old daughter, Gianna Floyd, and brother Rodney Floyd.

"I'm feeling tears of joy, so emotional that no [other] family in history got that far," Rodney Floyd told MSNBC. "You know, to get a guilty charge on all accounts...This right here is for everyone that's been in this situation, everybody."

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