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Former Police officer Derek Chauvin gets 22 years and 6 months in prison

The punishment — which fell short of the 30 years that prosecutors had requested — came after Chauvin broke his more than yearlong silence in court to offer condolences to the Floyd family and say he hopes more information coming out will eventually give them “some peace of mind.”
With good behavior, Chauvin, 45, could be paroled after serving two-thirds of his sentence, or about 15 years.(AP)
With good behavior, Chauvin, 45, could be paroled after serving two-thirds of his sentence, or about 15 years.(AP)
Updated on Jun 26, 2021 01:50 AM IST
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Evidence in Chauvin case contradicted first police statement

Many were posting the release to highlight the distance between the initial police narrative and the evidence that led to the conviction Tuesday, including an excruciating video shot by a teenage bystander of Chauvin with his knee on Floyd's neck, even after Floyd had stopped moving.
Law enforcement leaders say the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin for George Floyd's death is a step toward restoring trust in the criminal justice system and repairing relations with communities. (AP / File photo for representation)
Law enforcement leaders say the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin for George Floyd's death is a step toward restoring trust in the criminal justice system and repairing relations with communities. (AP / File photo for representation)
Published on Apr 23, 2021 12:28 PM IST
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News updates from HT: George Floyd's family hails verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
People raise their fists and hold a portrait of George Floyd during a rally following the guilty verdict of the trial of Derek Chauvin on April 20, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Elijah Nouvelage / AFP)
People raise their fists and hold a portrait of George Floyd during a rally following the guilty verdict of the trial of Derek Chauvin on April 20, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Elijah Nouvelage / AFP)
Published on Apr 21, 2021 08:56 AM IST
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'We are able to breathe again': George Floyd's family hails Chauvin verdict

A 12-member jury found Derek Chauvin, 45, guilty of all three charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter in Black American George Floyd's death, after considering three weeks of testimony from 45 witnesses, including bystanders, police officials and medical experts.
People raise their fists and hold a portrait of George Floyd during a rally following the guilty verdict of the trial of Derek Chauvin on April 20, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Elijah Nouvelage / AFP)
People raise their fists and hold a portrait of George Floyd during a rally following the guilty verdict of the trial of Derek Chauvin on April 20, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Elijah Nouvelage / AFP)
Published on Apr 21, 2021 08:25 AM IST
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'We cannot rest': Obama says Chauvin verdict is necessary, but not sufficient

Former US president Barack Obama issued a statement on Twitter an hour after ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the trial over George Floyd's death.
"...if we're being honest with ourselves, we know that true justice is about much more than a single verdict in a single trial," said former US president Barack Obama. (File Photo)
Published on Apr 21, 2021 07:55 AM IST
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Chauvin's defense testifies George Floyd died from heart trouble, not restraint

Fowler also testified that he would classify the manner of death “undetermined,” rather than homicide, as the county's chief medical examiner ruled.
The former chief medical examiner of Maryland, Dr. David Fowler, answers questions during the thirteenth day of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. (Reuters)
The former chief medical examiner of Maryland, Dr. David Fowler, answers questions during the thirteenth day of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. (Reuters)
Published on Apr 15, 2021 05:42 PM IST
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Expert blames George Floyd's death on heart rhythm problem

Dr David Fowler said the fentanyl and methamphetamine in Floyd's system, and possible carbon monoxide poisoning from auto exhaust, were contributing factors. He said Floyd's heart disease included high blood pressure and narrowing of the arteries.
Dr. David Fowler testifies as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides on April 14, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged in the death of George Floyd.(AP)
Dr. David Fowler testifies as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides on April 14, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged in the death of George Floyd.(AP)
Published on Apr 14, 2021 11:21 PM IST
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AP | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Minneapolis

Judge refuses to isolate jury in George Floyd murder case

  • Judge Peter Cahill said he will not sequester the jury until next Monday, when he anticipates closing arguments will begin.
In this image Defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, and defendant, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, right, listen Monday, April 12, 2021, as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides over motions in the trial of Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd.(AP)
In this image Defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, and defendant, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, right, listen Monday, April 12, 2021, as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides over motions in the trial of Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd.(AP)
Published on Apr 12, 2021 11:22 PM IST
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Minneapolis Police shoot dead Black man, 16km from where George Floyd was killed

Tensions are running high in Minneapolis, already on edge and midway through the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin, who is charged with murder and manslaughter, in George Floyd’s death. Not even a year later, a 20-year-old Black man, Daunte Wright, was fatally shot by the police on Sunday.
Police stand near a police cruiser after a rock was thrown at it in protest, Sunday, April 11, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. The family of Daunte Wright, 20, told a crowd that he was shot by police Sunday before getting back into his car and driving away, then crashing the vehicle several blocks away. The family said Wright was later pronounced dead. (AP Photo / Christian Monterrosa)
Police stand near a police cruiser after a rock was thrown at it in protest, Sunday, April 11, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. The family of Daunte Wright, 20, told a crowd that he was shot by police Sunday before getting back into his car and driving away, then crashing the vehicle several blocks away. The family said Wright was later pronounced dead. (AP Photo / Christian Monterrosa)
Updated on Apr 12, 2021 02:12 PM IST
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Derek Chauvin trial: What is fentanyl that defence blaming for Floyd’s death?

  • A critical care doctor contradicted defence claims that George Floyd’s health condition and small amounts of fentanyl in his system caused loss of oxygen.
George Floyd, a Black man from Minneapolis, died last year after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeled on his neck.(AFP)
George Floyd, a Black man from Minneapolis, died last year after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeled on his neck.(AFP)
Published on Apr 09, 2021 07:51 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Key witness in George Floyd murder trial seeks to avoid testifying

Morries Hall, who was with Floyd in his car shortly before his death, is in custody and appeared by video camera at the hearing after he was subpoenaed to testify.
Hall is seen as a potentially important witness for the defense of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who was seen in a phone video kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed Floyd for more than nine minutes.(Court TV via AP, Pool)
Hall is seen as a potentially important witness for the defense of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who was seen in a phone video kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed Floyd for more than nine minutes.(Court TV via AP, Pool)
Published on Apr 07, 2021 02:58 AM IST
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George Floyd murder trial: Top cop says use of force 'totally unnecessary'

Trial over George Floyd's death: In what is being regarded as a 'devastating testimony', Minneapolis' longest-serving police officer, Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman, said in court that the use of force by former officer Derek Chauvin in the events that led to Floyd's death was "totally unnecessary".
In a video from the trial over George Floyd's death, witness Lt. Richard Zimmerman of the Minneapolis Police Department can be heard testifying that officer Derek Chauvin's use of force was 'totally unnecessary'.(Court TV via AP)
In a video from the trial over George Floyd's death, witness Lt. Richard Zimmerman of the Minneapolis Police Department can be heard testifying that officer Derek Chauvin's use of force was 'totally unnecessary'.(Court TV via AP)
Updated on Apr 03, 2021 02:11 PM IST
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Judge allows third-degree murder charge for ex-cop in George Floyd's death

Chauvin already faces a more serious charge of second-degree murder, which carries a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, as well as a charge of second-degree manslaughter.
A demonstrator holds up an image of George Floyd during a rally on the first day of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.(REUTERS)
A demonstrator holds up an image of George Floyd during a rally on the first day of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 08:55 PM IST
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Former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin charged in George Floyd’s death freed on $1mn bond

According to court documents, Derek Chauvin posted a $1 million bond and was released from the state’s facility in Oak Park Heights, where he had been detained.
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was arrested for the May 25 death of George Floyd.(Hennepin County Sheriff via AP)
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was arrested for the May 25 death of George Floyd.(Hennepin County Sheriff via AP)
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 03:33 PM IST
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Minneapolis, US | By Associated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Players must use status as role models to fight racism, says Arsenal’s Bernd Leno

Floyd died after a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes while detaining him on May 25. Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder.
Arsenal's Bernd Leno and Ainsley Maitland-Niles during the match.(Action Images via Reuters)
Arsenal's Bernd Leno and Ainsley Maitland-Niles during the match.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 03:22 PM IST
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George Floyd died of ‘neck compression’, says medical examiner

A Minneapolis police officer was charged last week with third-degree murder in Floyd’s death, and three other officers were fired.
A woman gestures while a mural with an image of George Floyd is painted in the background during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Los Angeles, California, US.(REUTERS)
A woman gestures while a mural with an image of George Floyd is painted in the background during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Los Angeles, California, US.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 10:07 AM IST
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Minnesota, US | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
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