Jury Reaches Verdict at Trial Over George Floyd’s Death
By AMY FORLITI, STEPHEN GROVES and TAMMY WEBBER
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jury has reached a verdict at the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. The verdict is to be read late Tuesday afternoon. (3:30PM CT) Floyd died last May after Chauvin, a white officer, pinned his knee on the 46-year-old Black man’s neck for about 9 1/2 minutes in a case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S. The jury deliberated over parts of two days in a city on edge against another outbreak of unrest.
EXPLAINER: Why 1 Murder Count Against Chauvin May Not Stick
By STEVE KARNOWSKI
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors fought hard to add a third-degree murder charge against former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, but a conviction on that charge alone could set up a problematic scenario for them. That’s because another fired Minneapolis police officer convicted of third-degree murder has a pending appeal before the state Supreme Court – and if his conviction is overturned, it could mean a Chauvin conviction would be, too.
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