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George Floyd’s murder case verdict announced

Former Minneapolis Police officer was found guilty of all three charges against him.

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George Floyd’s murder case verdict has been announced.

The former Minneapolis Police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for over 9 minutes last year was found guilty of all three charges against him.

45-year-old Derek Chauvin was convicted on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

As being reported, the jury deliberated for more than 10 hours over two days in coming to their decision.

The judge said that the sentencing will take place in 8 weeks. State asked bail will be revoked.

As per the verdict the possible jail time to be served could be: 

  1. 2nd-degree unintentional murder: 40 years max sentence
  2. 3rd-degree murder: 25 years
  3. 2nd-degree manslaughter: 10 years or $20k fine
George Floyd's murder case
Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was removed from the court in handcuffs on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

George Floyd’s death in May 2020 had sparked worldwide protests against racial injustice led by the Black Lives Matter group.

This case has been one of the most consequential trials of the Black Lives Matter era.

It was for the first time a white police officer has been found legally responsible for the death of a black man in custody in Minnesota’s history, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who represents the family of George Floyd, has shared a statement on social media, He called the verdict “painfully earned justice” for both the family and their community.

The whole world’s eyes have been set on this high-profile case. Here is how Twitter reacts to the verdict:

 

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.