Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been discovered guilty of second-degree unintentional homicide, third-degree homicide, and second-degree manslaughter within the dying of George Floyd.
Chauvin appeared dismayed as Decide Peter Cahill learn the jury’s verdict. In keeping with The New York Occasions, he (*3*) as much as 40 years in jail for the second-degree homicide cost, 25 years for the third-degree homicide cost, and 10 years for the second-degree manslaughter cost. Chauvin was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs shortly after the decision was learn.
The choice got here after solely 10 hours of deliberations, following a trial that has captured the eye of a lot of the world for the final three weeks. Floyd died in police custody final summer season after Chauvin kneeled on his neck for greater than 9 minutes. His dying was filmed in a graphic viral video that sparked world protests in opposition to police violence and introduced a brand new degree of mainstream consideration to the Black Lives Matter motion, which started in 2013 within the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal within the dying of Trayvon Martin.
Social media on Tuesday was flooded with an emotional mixture of reactions, with many expressing aid for the decision but additionally stating that it received’t carry Floyd again.