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George Floyd: Derek Chauvin guilty of murder

An US jury found former police officer, Derek Chauvin, guilty of murder over the death of African-American George Floyd on a Minneapolis street last year.

George Floyd: Derek Chauvin guilty of murder

George Floyd: Derek Chauvin guilty of murder photo credit: bbc.co.uk

An US jury found former police officer, Derek Chauvin, guilty of murder over the death of African-American George Floyd on a Minneapolis street last year.

Derek Chauvin

Derek Chauvin, 45, was filmed kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes during his arrest last May. The widely watched footage sparked protests worldwide against racism and excessive use of force by the police.
Chauvin was found guilty on three charges: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and man-slaughter. His bail was immediately revoked and he was placed in custody.

Sentencing is likely to happen in two months and Chauvin could spend decades in jail. He is expected to appeal against the verdict.

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