The jury deliberated for about four days before finding Kim Potter guilty of first-degree and second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of the Black motorist in midwestern Minnesota state in April.
The former Minneapolis police officer is charged with two counts of depriving Floyd of his rights during the last year's arrest that resulted in his death, sparking worldwide protests.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's sentence falls short of the 30 years that prosecutors had requested.
Minnesota prosecutors call 45-year-old former police officer Derek Chauvin’s actions in the May 25, 2020 death cruel and an “egregious abuse” of his position.
Members of Floyd’s family meet with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington, who urged Congress to quickly pass a law in Floyd’s name that would bring changes to policing.
George Floyd, a Black man, was killed on May 25, 2020 by white police officer Derek Chauvin who kneeled on his neck for more than nine minutes in Minneapolis. Chauvin has been convicted by a jury of murder and manslaughter.
About 1,500 marchers in Minneapolis joined members of the Floyd family and relatives of other Black people who died in encounters with the police.
Hundreds of people wearing Covid-19 masks packed into Shiloh Temple International Ministries to remember Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old father of one, who was shot by a white police officer on April 11 in the small city of Brooklyn Center.
Investigators probe police shooting of a 16-year-old girl who appeared to be lunging at another person with a knife, less than an hour before former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd.
Attorney General Merrick Garland says the verdict in George Floyd's murder case does not address systemic policing issues in Minneapolis.
Jury convicts white former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder and manslaughter of African American George Floyd, an incident last May that sparked protests against racial injustice around the world.
Lawyers for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin present witnesses who speak about George Floyd's past drug abuse and justify Chauvin's actions during Floyd's deadly arrest.
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