Derek Chauvin’s conviction for George Floyd’s death celebrated
Derek Chauvin’s conviction for George Floyd’s death celebrated. The crowd erupted in cheers, applause, tears and chants outside the Minneapolis courtroom handling the Derek Chauvin case.
The former police officer was found guilty on all three counts in the death of George Floyd, including second-degree involuntary manslaughter and second-degree murder.
Hundreds of people gathered outside the Hennepin County courthouse to await the verdict.
As the news broke, they broke out in celebration and chanted “all three counts” and “whose win.”
Chauvin has had his bail revoked and has been ordered to remain behind bars until sentencing in eight weeks.
The statutory maximum for second-degree unintentional murder is “imprisonment for not more than 40 years” while the maximum rate for third-degree murder is “detention for not more than 25 years.”
The jury returned to the courtroom this morning to resume its considerations in order not to try on Monday.
Of the 12 jurors, six were black or multiracial, while six were white.
However, prosecutors successfully argued to the jury that Chauvin ripped the life out of George Floyd by pushing on his neck last May, and that he had to know Floyd had to die.
Benjamin Crump, attorney for the Floyd family, said in a statement after the guilty verdict, “Justice for black America is justice for all of America.”