Derek Chauvin

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.

The jury reached its verdict Tuesday after deliberating about 10 hours over two days in a city on edge against another outbreak of unrest.

Floyd died last May after Chauvin, a white officer, pinned his knee on or close to the 46-year-old Black man’s neck for about nine and one-half minutes.


  • Unintentional 2nd degree murder: Guilty
  • Third-degree murder: Guilty
  • Second-degree manslaughter: Guilty

Bail was revoked and Chauvin was returned to the custody of the county sheriff.