Derek Chauvin held George Floyd down on the pavement with his knee in the back of the man’s neck until he was no longer living. That act sparked a nationwide outcry for social justice and police reform. Chauvin, the former cop responsible for this tragedy, saw his day in court today.
Chauvin was found guilty of 2nd degree murder, 3rd degree murder, and 2nd degree manslaughter. He was guilty of all counts.
Each member of the jury confirmed that guilty is their verdict. The judge then thanked the jury for “heavy duty jury service.”
The judge revealed that they will have sentencing in eight weeks. Chauvin’s bail has been revoked and he remains in custody.