Ex-cop guilty of murder, manslaughter in Floyd case

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, the explosive case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S. (April 20)

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PETER CAHILL: Members of the jury, I understand you have a verdict.

Members of the jury, I will now read the verdicts as they will appear in the permanent records of the Fourth Judicial District. State of Minnesota, County of Hennepin, District Court, Fourth Judicial District. State of Minnesota, plaintiff, versus Derek Michael Chauvin, defendant.

Verdict, count one, court file number 27 CR 20-12646. We, the jury, in the above entitled manner, as to count one, unintentional second-degree murder while committing a felony, find the defendant guilty. This verdict agreed to this 20th day of April 2021 at 1:44 PM. Signed, juror foreperson, juror number 19.

Same caption, verdict, count two. We, the jury, in the above entitled manner as to count two, third-degree murder perpetrating an eminently dangerous act, find the defendant guilty. This verdict agreed to this 20th day of April 2021 at 1:45 PM. Signed by jury foreperson juror number 19.

Same caption, verdict, count three. We, the jury, in the above entitled manner as to count three, second-degree manslaughter, culpable negligence creating an unreasonable risk, find the defendant guilty. This verdict agreed to this 20th day of April 2021 at 1:45 PM. Jury foreperson 019.