GUILTY of George Floyd murder: jury convicts Derek Chauvin on all charges – BBC News

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    A jury in Minneapolis has found Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd. The former police officer was filmed kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes while arresting him.

    The jury reached its verdict and found Mr Chauvin guilty of all three charges – second degree murder, third degree murder and manslaughter.

    Mr Floyd, an African American, was being arrested in connection with a minor offence. The video of his death led to worldwide protests against racism and demanding change.

    Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Nick Bryan, Lebo Diseko at the court in Minneapolis and north America editor Jon Sopel.

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    In This Story: George Floyd

    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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