Ex-cop Chauvin found guilty of George Floyd murder, Biden calls it 'giant step'

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 10:35 AM IST
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  • Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd. The 12-member jury found 45-year-old Chauvin guilty of all three charges. Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. People elated by verdict flooded the surrounding streets downtown upon hearing the news. Floyd's family members cheered from the next room as each verdict was read. President Joe Biden called the verdict 'a giant step' toward justice in the United States. Floyd, 46, died in May 2020 after a cop held him down with a knee on his neck. Video of the incident set off worldwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice.

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