Derek Chauvin Found Guilty on All Counts in Murder of George Floyd
On Tuesday, the jury of the high-profile case connected to the murder of George Floyd last May has found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts.
The jury decided to convict Chauvin, 45, for second- and third-degree murder. He was also found guilty of second-degree manslaughter.
State moves to revoke Chauvin’s bail.
Judge Cahill grants it.
Here he is as a deputy takes him away in handcuffs. #DerekChauvinTrial pic.twitter.com/vyjOIowME2
— Ana Lastra (@AnaViLastra) April 20, 2021
The former police officer was seen on a viral video, pinning down George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, to the ground using his knee on Floyd’s neck. This happened during Memorial Day last May 2020. The incident lasted more than nine minutes. It happened after the police responded to a report, claiming that Floyd paid with a counterfeit $20 bill.
Phone videos of the ordeal went vial online and fueled months of protests across the country and abroad. These protests condemned police brutality and called for racial justice. The trial, which started in March, has been widely watched as it was the first criminal trial in Minnesota to be televised and live-streamed.
With the conviction, the former police officer faces 12 and a half years (150 months) in prison, based on sentencing guidelines intended for first-time offenders. However, according to the prosecution, the incident involved aggravating factors that would require longer prison time.
Trial of Derek Chauvin Ends with Conviction
Throughout the highly publicized trial, prosecutors presented the case that Chauvin’s knee led to Floyd’s death by loss of oxygen. Meanwhile, the defense claimed that Floyd had underlying issues and that the methamphetamine and fentanyl in his body caused his death while struggling with the police.
The prosecution rested its case on the third week of the trial. It called a total of 38 witnesses, and it has shown dozens of video clips. Meanwhile, the defense rested their case on Thursday. They called seven witnesses over two days. Both sides stated their closing arguments on Monday.
Just my opinion, but I think the manslaughter charge is the only one that is valid. Don’t think he meant to kill George Floyd and the murder charges are meant to placate.
If Floyd had followed the officers request none of this would had happened. Chauvin had no chance of getting a “True fair trial” & my
heart goes to his family “Racial “ labels have been called too many times including the trial of OJ Simson( who got away with murder)a murder trial turned into a racial trial
Just asking, how is it possible to be guilty of murder and manslaughter at the same time? someone please explain how this works.
Wow he is found guilty for murder in a dem o rat state
This conviction is pure political to keep the democrat crazies from rioting my Floyd died from a overdose of fenitol 3 times a leather dose and not the knee which I do not agree with. The knee on the neck at the time was police policy so how was this murder.
If murder charges are to be filed who approved that policy to include the police chief the DA and anyone in the chain who oversaw and approved this method of being used
Wish they would hang him in public to maybe keep other trash police from killing people without fear of prosecution. This country needs to go back to the constitution and stop subcontracting it out. Defund the police…and give that money to the sheriff then we can hold them accountable. These police and their unions are one of the biggest problems in this country. Let’s try backing the constitution and give up on the blue.
Wow!! A real dumb leftist just came out from under a rock and bellowed his idiocy.
Scumbag leftist Democrooks. A big hurt is coming for the left.
Really an idiot leftest attitude , defund the police ? They should double down on the police and kick his ass out of here!
He never stood a chance for a fair trial. George had Fetanyl in his mouth that he swallowed in the police car and no you cannot be guilty of murder and then manslaughter. And MAXINE WATERS and her big ass BLACK RACIST mouth needs to be shut up for good and perrmanenantly. Wish I could do it!!!
A political decision based principally on fear.
For the remarks of max waters and china joe biden, before and when trial was still in progress, this case should of been thrown out. max waters and china joe biden should be brought up on chsrges!!!!The police officer will now get to appeal his case! The next trial will be more fair and held in a another state as this 1st trial should of been and before another judge! And yes, the jury should of been sequestered!!! The officer should of received something in my opinion, but NOT on all 3 counts! The jury was tainted!!!! REGUARDLESS, this will NOT be enough for the blood seekers, and they will push until they completely tear this country part!!! Oh and by the way…All Lives Matter!!!!
Didn’t surprise me.
Hand cuff behind him on the ground two other police holding him down where can he go 9 minutes! Kneeling on someone neck. And you see nothing wrong with that ? Omg
branden occonnel, ignorance like yours is absolutely the biggest problem in this country. coroner report showed that he died from a drug overdose
Floyd had 3x a lethal dose of drugs in his system. His oxygen level was good, so how was he asphyxiated? If you commit a crime, you will be punished if you are caught. Expect to be forced to comply if you are a criminal. Nothing personal. Oh, and our fearless leaders should not induce violence. Waters should be removed from office.
The Chauvin trial & the OJ Simpson trial have many things in common, except that the verdicts in both cases were wrong.
There was overwhelming evidence that Simpson was guilty but the tainted jury let him walk. Similarly, there is overwhelming evidence that Chavin et al went by-the-book & the evidence vindicated him. The jury was cowardly & so intimidated they convicted him unjustly.
Chauvin got *railroaded*, Simpson got a get-out-of-jail-free card.
Really now,what did you folks expect? A fair and impartial trial based on the facts and evidence? In the STATE OF IGNORANCE and INSANITY, BLUE MINNESOTA? A state where racism and mob rule dictates and over shadows any semblance of law and order. Reminds me of the early days of the KKK. Perhaps they should import maxine waters to draw and quarter Cha vin.
They used TEROSTIST threats to put fear in the people to get a guilty verdict, only the manslaughter charge is valid as the Dr’s & medical agreed that “it contributing factor to his death”, so I agree with the above statement HOW can he be guilty of both Murder and Manslaughter as they are two different things, then after the verdict other judges basically gave anyone that is on DRUGS, ETC a get out of jail card
Until people again as years past respect the laws the police shootings will not stop. Police now are expected to be cussed, spit on and abused and allow the person to go free. Police should receive each month $2,000.00 each month bonuses to be a police officer. Each day they go to work it is possible to be killed or go to prison for doing the job not many would not have. I, know police officers and they last thing they want during their shift is to draw their weapon. The thirteen year old kid shot was not the fought of the officer, but the parents. I, did not hear the kid hollow he was thirteen. Now they are screaming just a kid. Do not blame the officer. I, will hear again a million dollar settlement. For what. Allowing the kid to be out late with a gun pays off for the family. SAD, SAD, SAD.
Making Floyd a hero says a lot for our society. A person who continued to break the laws, fighting with officers, a drug addict and now a street named after him. Hearing the family speak how they would rather have Floyd alive, then the 27 millions they receive.
How many times did the family speak of Floyd before he had to die? 27 millions should have been 27 dollars.