Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all charges Tuesday in the death of George Floyd nearly a year ago.
Chauvin had been charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. He faces up to 75 years in prison. The jury read the decision Tuesday, the day after deliberations began.
The panel of seven women and five men began deliberating Monday after three weeks of witness testimony.
After reading the jury’s verdicts finding Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts, Judge Peter Cahill thanked the jurors for what he called “heavy duty” service in the case.
“I have to thank you on behalf of the people of the state of Minnesota, for not only jury service, but heavy duty jury service,” he said.
Chauvin, who is white, knelt on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes as Floyd, who was Black, was handcuffed and lying on the ground.