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BREAKING NEWS: Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all counts.
The former Minneapolis police officer, charged in the death of George Floyd, was found guilty after the second day of deliberations.
Minnesota has been on edge, with riots and protests, going back to May. More than 3,000 National Guard soldiers, along with local law enforcement have flooded the area in anticipation of the verdict.
The White House said President Biden watched the verdict from the West Wing, rescheduling planned remarks for the American Jobs Plan.
The jury consists of six white people and six black people. The charges:
- Second-degree murder requires prosecutors to prove Chauvin intended to harm Floyd.
- Third-degree murder requires proof that Chauvin’s actions were “eminently dangerous” and done with indifference to loss of life.
- Second-degree manslaughter requires jurors to believe that he caused Floyd’s death through negligence and consciously took the chance of causing severe injury or death.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.