A jury in Minneapolis has found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of George Floyd.
The jurors also found Chauvin guilty of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
During an arrest on May 25, 2020, Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for about nine minutes while Floyd was face down in the street, handcuffed and calling out “I can’t breathe.”
The killing, which was captured on bystander cellphone video, sparked an uproar over the repeated police killings of African Americans and set off protests across the country and around the world.
Derek Chauvin was handcuffed and is now being taken into custody after being guilty of the murder of George Floyd