Bail Revoked After Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Murder in George Floyd’s Death

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  • Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Bail Revoked After Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Murder in George Floyd’s Death” – below is their description.

    Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S.

    Chauvin, 45, could be sent to prison for decades.

    People elated by the verdict flooded the surrounding streets downtown upon hearing the news. Cars blared their horns, and people ran through traffic, waving banners.

    Floyd family members gathered at a Minneapolis conference room could be heard cheering from the next room as each verdict was read.

    The jury of six white people and six Black or multiracial ones came back with its verdict after about 10 hours of deliberations over two days. Chauvin was found guilty on all charges: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

    His face was obscured by a COVID-19 mask, and little reaction could be seen beyond his eyes darting around the courtroom.

    His bail was immediately revoked and he was led away with his hands cuffed behind his back.

    As the judge asked jurors if they reached a verdict inside, a hush fell on the crowd 300 strong in a park adjacent to the courthouse outside, with people listening to the proceedings on their cellphones. When the final guilty verdict was announced, the crowd roared, many people hugging, some shedding tears.

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