Verdict in trial of Derek Chauvin announced

In a historic decision, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty in the killing of a black man George Floyd.   He has been found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. 

U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s has issued the below statement following the verdict in the state of Minnesota’s trial of Derek Chauvin: 

“The jury in the state trial of Derek Chauvin has fulfilled its civic duty and rendered a verdict convicting him on all counts. While the state’s prosecution was successful, I know that nothing can fill the void that the loved ones of George Floyd have felt since his death. The Justice Department has previously announced a federal civil rights investigation into the death of George Floyd. This investigation is ongoing.” 

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