Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Murder and Manslaughter in George Floyd's Death

Headline Roundup April 20th, 2021

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty Tuesday of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the May 2020 death of George Floyd. The jury reached its verdict after roughly 10 hours of deliberation; the second-degree murder charge is the most serious, carrying a maximum of 40 years in prison. Chauvin will be sentenced at a later date.

The story was highlighted prominently throughout the spectrum Tuesday afternoon. Many focused on social justice demonstrations around the country Tuesday, as well as the potential for violence if the public wasn't satisfied with the verdict. Reports from left-rated sources often focused more on the prosecution's case against Chauvin and public criticism of his actions; coverage from right-rated outlets sometimes focused more on the defense's case, and highlighted concerns about the jury's ability to remain impartial.

Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Murder and Manslaughter in George Floyd's Death

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After a little over ten hours of deliberation, a jury on Tuesday found former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder,and second-degree manslaughter in relation to the death of George Floyd.

On May 25, Chauvin and three other officers arrested and detained Floyd after he allegedly gave counterfeit money at a convenience store. Following a struggle to get Floyd into the back of a police cruiser, viral video shows that Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck and back for nearly nine minutes to detain Floyd while awaiting...

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From the Center
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The jury has found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd last May.

Chauvin, 45, was found guilty of second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

The judge asked each juror if the verdict was correct, thanked them for "heavy duty jury service," and dismissed them. He revoked bail and told Chauvin to report back in eight weeks for sentencing. Chauvin was handcuffed and taken into custody.

The former officer, who is white, was seen on video pinning George Floyd, a 46-year-old...

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From the Left
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Derek Chauvin has been convicted of two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, concluding a trial that drew intense national interest and amplified concerns over the disparate ways police treat Americans of color.

The former Minneapolis officer, who is white, will likely face time behind bars. His sentence will be determined by Judge Peter Cahill. The 12 jurors reached their verdict after roughly 10 hours of deliberation that began Monday.

Chauvin was one of three officers who pinned down Floyd, a Black...

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