Bad Cop Chauvin Guilty on All Counts
Good first step as the divided nation attempts to heal
On Tuesday a Minneapolis jury announced that they had reached a verdict in the George Floyd murder case.
The jury found that Officer Derrick Chauvin did kill Floyd and found the officer guilty on all three charges. They spent just nine hours deliberating. More information about the case can be found below from the Associated Press.
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, the explosive case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S.
The jury reached its verdict Tuesday after deliberating about 10 hours over two days in a city on edge against another outbreak of unrest.
Floyd died last May after Chauvin, a white officer, pinned his knee on or close to the 46-year-old Black man’s neck for about 9 1/2 minutes.
Unintentional 2nd degree murder: Guilty
Third-degree murder: Guilty
Second-degree manslaughter: Guilty
Bail was revoked and Chauvin was returned to the custody of the county sheriff.