A jury has reached a verdict in Derek Chauvin's trial over the death of George Floyd, finding the former Minneapolis police officer guilty on all counts.
Chauvin was charged with two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter in Floyd's death. The video of Floyd pleading for help as Chauvin knelt on him was seen around the world last year, igniting a wave of protests over police brutality.
Minneapolis and a nation anxiously await verdict
MINNEAPOLIS — Thousands of National Guard members and hundreds of police officers stood watch over the Twin Cities on Monday evening after jury deliberations began in the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in George Floyd's death.
A heavy and armed military presence could be seen Monday across Minneapolis in anticipation of unrest, especially near downtown government buildings. There were several protests and hundreds of arrests last week in nearby Brooklyn Center after a police officer killed Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop.
Businesses have been boarded up across Minneapolis as the city awaits a verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The jury resumed deliberations Tuesday morning around 8 a.m. local time and the court said around 2:30 p.m. that they reached a verdict.