Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, 45, was convicted on three charges over the death of George Floyd.
Chauvin was convicted by a United States (US) jury on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.
Chauvin was the police officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes on May 25, 2020.
Someone took a video that went viral globally. The video sparked a worldwide protest against racism and the use of brutal force by police authorities.
Floyd was apprehended by Chauvin and other police officers on suspicion of using a counterfeit $20 bill at a grocery store in Minneapolis.
Floyd physically resisted and was handcuffed. Chauvin used his knee to pin Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes. Floyd was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Chauvin will remain in police custody to await his sentence. He may face several decades in prison for the charges. AAC (with reports from Klarenz Shaughnessy)