Derek Chauvin found guilty of murdering George Floyd

The jury in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin found the former Minneapolis police officer guilty on Tuesday in the killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in a decision US President Joe Biden said he hoped would become a “moment of significant change”.

The 45-year-old Chauvin, who was filmed on May 25 last year with his knee on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds, was found guilty on all three counts: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

After a three-week trial, it took the 12-person jury, consisting of six white and six Black or multiracial men and women, 10 hours to reach their verdict.

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