George Floyd: Probe launched into Minneapolis police after Derek Chauvin conviction

Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “George Floyd: Probe launched into Minneapolis police after Derek Chauvin conviction” – below is their description.

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It took the jury just over 10 hours to decide on Derek Chauvin’s guilt

It took the jury just over 10 hours to decide on Derek Chauvin’s guilt.

In a unanimous decision, they found him guilty of the murder and manslaughter of George Floyd.

President Biden said Chauvin’s act was “murder in the full light of day”, but that it took the bravery of prosecution witnesses, including police officers, for the judicial system to deliver basic accountability.

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George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.

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