The jury handed down a trial in trial with Derek Chauvin, a former police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd last May. Chauvin, 45, was charged with second- and third-degree murder and second-degree murder. The forty-six-year-old African-American man knelt during his arrest, who then died. The video captured a massive wave of protests in the United States. Thousands of police and National Guard officers were activated during the trial in Minneapolis.
At eleven o’clock today, a jury considered whether Derek Chauvin had murdered George Floyd. She came to the verdict that the policeman was guilty of second- and third-degree murder and murder. He faces up to 40 years in prison.
A 12-member jury found Chauvin criminally responsible for Floyd’s death last year after assessing the testimony of 45 witnesses, including passers-by, police officers and medical experts, for three weeks. The jurors opened the hearing on Monday, she said agentura Reuters.
More than 100 reporters and a small number of neighborhood activists gathered in front of the courthouse to hear the verdict.
Floyd’s death last year sparked protests against racism and police brutality in many cities in the United States and around the world. The courthouse in Minneapolis was surrounded by tall barricades and guarded by National Guard units.
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