Derek Chauvin verdict: Jury finds the former officer guilty on all counts

Closing arguments were presented on Monday and the jury delivered a verdict on Tuesday afternoon

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Chauvin Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested after being found guilty on all counts for the murder of George Floyd.
By: Alyssa Wilson

After one day of jury deliberation, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of second-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter and third-degree murder, Judge Peter Cahill announced Tuesday.  

Chauvin was initially charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the murder of George Floyd. 

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A third-degree murder charge was reinstated during the start of the trial’s jury selection process. 

The family of George Floyd received civil justice with a $27 million settlement from the city of Minneapolis. 

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The trial began on March 29 and after two weeks of witness testimony, closing arguments were presented on April 19. 

Bail for Chauvin was revoked and he was remanded to the Hennepin County Jail after being taken away in handcuffs.

Floyd family attorney Ben Crump reacted to the news of the verdict on Twitter.

BNC host Charles Blow said the verdict in the case is historic.

Mike Hill, host of BNC’s Start Your Day, celebrities and activists reacted to the news on social media.

This is a developing story that will be updated. 

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