Cheers Erupt in Minneapolis as Chauvin Guilty Verdict Read

Jurors returned a verdict of guilty on all three charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, on trial for the death of 46-year-old George Floyd, on Tuesday, April 20, after less than 10 hours of deliberation.

Chauvin was tried on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. The former officer was seen on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes as Floyd pled for air.

The verdict was announced just after 4 pm Tuesday afternoon at the Hennepin County Government Center. Footage from outside the building shows a crowd erupting in cheers as the verdicts against Chauvin were read aloud.

Three other former police officers await trials for charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder, and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful

Video Transcript

[CHEERING]

- Guilty!

- That's one! We got two more!

- Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on.

- Guilty.

- Two more.

- Derek Chauvin's been found guilty!

[CHEERING]

- Derek Chauvin has been found guilty!

- Let's go.

- Say his name!

CROWD: George Floyd!

- Say his name!

CROWD: George Floyd!

- Say his name!

CROWD: George Floyd!

- Say his name!

CROWD: George Floyd!

- Say his name!

CROWD: George Floyd!

- Say his name!

CROWD: George Floyd!

- Say his name.

CROWD: George Floyd!

- Guilty on both counts!

CROWD: George Floyd!

- Yes, they're guilty, all three! Guilty all three!

- Yes! Yes!

[CHEERING]

- Guilty all three! Guilty all three!

- All right!

- Guilty all three!

- Yeah!

- Guilty all three!

- Everybody, fists up! Fists up!

- Listen up.

- Fists up! Fists up, everybody. Say his name!

CROWD: George Floyd.

- Say his name!

CROWD: George Floyd!

- Say his name.

CROWD: George Floyd.

- Say his name.

- George Floyd.

- Say his name.

CROWD: George Floyd.

- Say his name.

CROWD: George Floyd.

- Say his name.

CROWD: George Floyd.

- Say his name.