Derek Chauvin Trial
The former Minneapolis cop’s prison sentence is a capstone to one of the most significant and closely watched police trials in modern history.
"My heart goes out to George Floyd's family! ❤️🙏🏽Although no amount of charges will bring back a loved one, justice was served and his murderer will pay the price. We did it ❤️❤️✊🏽#justicewasserved"
The announcement from Attorney General Merrick Garland came a day after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd.
"The problem is cops have all the power and they're killing people every fucking day. I don't care that they're getting sent to jail now. They shouldn't be killing people."
Joe Biden And Kamala Harris Said “We Still Have Work To Do” After Derek Chauvin Was Convicted Of Murdering George Floyd
The president and vice president called the verdict in George Floyd’s murder a “step forward” but pressed for Congress to pass police reforms.
After Floyd was murdered, Minneapolis police first said he had died after a "medical incident during police interaction." On Tuesday, a jury instead found he'd been murdered.
They cheered, jumped in the air, and even broke down in tears.
The former Minneapolis cop, who pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck until he took his last breath, was convicted of all charges in a defining moment of the country’s reckoning over police brutality.
"This wasn't policing," prosecutor Steve Schleicher said during closing arguments Monday. "This was murder."
Despite Admitting He Has No Evidence, Derek Chauvin’s Witness Blamed Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In George Floyd’s Death
There were no findings of carbon monoxide poisoning in Floyd's official autopsy report.
George Floyd, Who Cried Out “Mama” Before Dying, Was Devastated By His Mom's Death, His Brother Testified
In brief but emotional testimony, Philonise Floyd told the jury that his oldest brother was a "mama's boy" who called out for her over and over at her funeral in 2018.
"Let's just say we've seen this movie before."
Medical experts who testified for the prosecution said Floyd's main cause of death was lack of oxygen, not drugs or heart conditions.
George Floyd Tried To Breathe Using His Fingers And Knuckles Under Derek Chauvin's Weight, A Doctor Said
A medical expert for the prosecution testified that Floyd died due to a low level of oxygen under the weight of Derek Chauvin's knees.
Derek Chauvin’s Own Police Bosses Testified That His Use Of Force On George Floyd Was Unreasonable And Unnecessary
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said Chauvin’s use of force violated department policy and his neck restraint was not one taught to officers.
Derek Chauvin’s Lawyer Said “Angry” Bystanders Were A Threat To Cops. Here’s What The Videos Actually Show.
Eric Nelson has characterized the people who witnessed George Floyd’s death, including three teens and a 9-year-old girl, as a threat to officers. But videos from the scene tell a different story.
A 61-Year-Old Man Broke Down In Court After Watching Video Of Himself Telling George Floyd To Comply With Police
Prosecutors also played a new video revealing an interaction between Derek Chauvin and Charles McMillian, a bystander, after George Floyd was taken away in an ambulance.
"If I would have just not taken the bill, this could have been avoided," Christopher Martin testified during Derek Chauvin's murder trial for the killing of George Floyd.
Minneapolis firefighter Genevieve Hansen said she was "desperate to help" George Floyd but police officers didn't allow her to intervene.
A Child And Three Teens Testified About The Traumatic Details Of Seeing George Floyd Struggling To Breathe
The teens, all of whom were minors at the time of Floyd's arrest, were among a group of bystanders who documented the officers' actions on their cellphones.
An 18-Year-Old Whose Viral Video Of Derek Chauvin Crushing George Floyd's Neck Gave Emotional Testimony About What She Saw
Darnella Frazier, who was 17 at the time, said she has stayed up at night "apologizing and apologizing to George Floyd for not doing more."
On the first day of the murder trial for the former Minneapolis officer, prosecutors and defense attorneys tried to make clear what the case was — and was not — about.
This Is What Jurors In Derek Chauvin’s Trial Think About Black Lives Matter, Defunding The Police, And The Protests For George Floyd
A retired Black grandmother in her sixties. A white nurse in her fifties. Two Black men who immigrated to the US. Two single white mothers in their fifties. The 14 jurors in George Floyd’s murder trial were asked about some of the biggest issues in the US.
Two Jurors In Derek Chauvin’s Trial Were Dropped After They Heard About Minneapolis’s $27 Million Settlement With George Floyd's Family
The judge determined that the news of the settlement had impacted their ability to be fair and impartial.
The city's settlement comes five days into the criminal trial of the officer accused of killing Floyd.
The trial judge reinstated the third-degree murder charge against the former Minneapolis cop two days after jury selection began in the trial.
Jury Selection For Derek Chauvin's Trial For The Killing Of George Floyd Did Not Start Today As Planned
Hennepin County district judge Peter Cahill ordered potential jurors to be sent home after prosecutors sought to delay the trial.
Jury selection for Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter, is expected to start Monday.
Minneapolis Is Bracing For Protests During Derek Chauvin’s Trial. Activists Wanted To Help The City Prepare.
The city has spent eight months planning for the high-profile trial, but activists say they didn’t have a voice at the table.