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George Floyd trial updates LIVE – Derek Chauvin found GUILTY on all charges against him

THE jury has found Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges against him.

The 45-year-old has been found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

After nearly six hours of closing arguments and rebuttal on Monday, the 12 jurors - seven women and five men - were led away to deliberate.

Monday's deliberations ended at 8pm without a verdict on any of the three charges. The jury then resumed on Tuesday where they reached a verdict just after 2pm local time.

The judge announced the jury's verdict at just after 4pm local time on Tuesday. Following the news, Chauvin was seen being taken out of court in handcuffs.

Floyd died last May following an arrest during which Chauvin placed a knee on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds while Floyd pleaded, “I can’t breathe.”

Caught on video, those tragic final moments led to widespread protests and riots across the US against police brutality and racism.

Chauvin, along with three other police officers present during the fatal arrest, was fired from the Minneapolis Police Department the day after the death.

45 witnesses were called to the stand in recent weeks - 38 for the prosecution and seven for the defense - including the Minneapolis police chief and other officers who have openly condemned Chauvin’s actions.

One person notably absent from the list of those to take the stand was Chauvin himself, who on Thursday invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify.

The trial has now entered its final stage. A verdict on each count against Chauvin could take just hours or even weeks to be returned.

Minneapolis transformed into a military fortress over the weekend, as the city braces for violence over the trial's outcome.

Read our Derek Chauvin trial live blog for the latest on George Floyd's killing...

  • WHO ARE THE OTHER OFFICERS INVOLVED?

    The city of Minneapolis identified the other three officers as Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J Alexander Kueng.

    All officers have been fired from the department.

  • WHO IS DEREK CHAUVIN?

    Derek Chauvin was a police officer with the Minnesota Police Department. Chauvin became known worldwide after the incident involving George Floyd. On the evening of May 25, officers responded to a report of a "forgery in progress."

    Police had responded to a call from a grocery store that claimed Floyd had used a forged check. After Floyd allegedly resisted arrest, officers dragged him from his car and pinned him to the ground.

    It was then that Chauvin held Floyd down with his knee on his neck and his other knee in the middle of his back. The disturbing fatal encounter was caught on video by onlookers.

    Also in the video, Officer Tou Thao can be seen to the right of Floyd ushering the crowds away from the scene. Both cops and other officers involved have been since fired.

  • ‘TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE’

    Joe Biden has come under fire for "politicizing" the murder trial of Derek Chauvin after he said he was "praying for the right verdict" and called the evidence against the ex-cop "overwhelming".

    Leading the charge of outrage against the president is Texas GOP Senator Ted Cruz, who said on Tuesday that Biden's remarks could even lead to a mistrial in the case.

    "Joe Biden decides that Maxine Waters shouldn’t be the only politician foolishly providing grounds for a mistrial or a possible basis on appeal to challenge any guilty conviction," Cruz said in a tweet this afternoon.

  • WATCH - 'SO RELIEVED'

    Moment President Biden tells George Floyd's family 'thank God you have justice' after Derek Chauvin guilty verdict
  • 'SO RELIEVED'

    President Biden spoke with the family of George Floyd following Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict.

    Attorney Ben Crump shared video of the moment the president called to speak with Floyd's family and speak on how some justice is being served.

    "Nothing is going to make it all better," Biden said. "At least God, now there's some justice."

    Biden said he and his Vice President Kamala Harris have been watching the trial.

    "We're all so relieved," he said, adding, "Guilty on all three counts. It's really important," he added.

  • COP IN CUFFS

    Killer cop Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of the murder of George Floyd on all counts prompting cheers from the crowd at the courthouse after a historic trial.

    The 45-year-old former officer faces a maximum sentence of 75 years in jail after being found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

  • CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM RELEASES STATEMENT

    The governor's office released a statement this afternoon.

    Newson said: "The hard truth is that, if George Floyd looked like me, he'd still be alive today.

    "No conviction can repair the harm done to George Floyd and his family, but today's verdict provides some accountability as we work to root out the racial injustice that haunts our society.

    "We must continue the work of fighting systemic racism and excessive use of force," he wrote.

  • ATTORNEY GENERAL SPEAKS OUTSIDE COURT

    Attorney General lead prosecutor Keith Ellison spoke outside of court following Tuesday's verdict.

    "I would not call it justice…but it is accountability which is the first step towards justice.

    "Now the cause of justice is in your hands, the people of the United States…George Floyd mattered," he said.

  • REP LEADS PRAYER FOLLOWING VERDICT

    United States Representative and pastor Emanuel Cleaver conducted a prayer following the verdict that found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges against him.

  • SENATE MAJORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER SPEAKS OUT

    Schumer shared his thoughts in a tweet following the jury's verdict on Derek Chauvin.

    He said: "I'm thankful for George Floyd’s family that justice was served. America was forever changed by the video of Derek Chauvin killing George Floyd.

    "However, a guilty verdict doesn’t mean the persistent problem of police misconduct is solved. We'll keep working for meaningful change."

  • NBA RELEASES STATEMENT

    The National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association have released a joint statement following Chauvin's verdict.

    "George Floyd's murder was a flash point for how we look at race and justice in our country, and we are pleased that justice appears to have been served.

    "But we also recognize that there is much work to be done and the National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association, together with our newly-formed Social Justice Coalition, will redouble our efforts to advocate for meaningful change in the areas of criminal justice and policing."

  • FLOYD'S BROTHER SPEAKS OUT AFTER VERDICT

    Rodney Floyd, George's brother, told MSNBC he was "feeling tears of joy" after Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges against him.

    "I'm feeling tears of joy, so emotional," Rodney said.

    "This right here is for everyone that's been in this situation. Everybody, everybody."

  • MINNESOTA FREEDOM FUND ISSUES STATEMENT

    Mirella Ceja-Orozco and Elizer Darris, Co-Executive Directors of the Minnesota Freedom Fund said: "Almost a year since his brutal murder was broadcast for the world to see, the family of George Floyd will finally receive some semblance of justice with the conviction and eventual sentencing of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who slowly suffocated Floyd to death in front of a crowd of horrified bystanders.

    "But Chauvin’s conviction does not root out systemic racism in Minnesota’s law enforcement agencies, and it doesn’t answer the nationwide calls for racial equity and criminal justice reform that George Floyd’s death inspired.

    "It is now up to each of us who believes in racial and social justice to move ahead with the same level of commitment and action we felt when we first witnessed George Floyd’s murder.

    "At the Minnesota Freedom Fund, our new leadership team — made up solely of people of color — is redoubling our organization’s fight to combat and eventually eliminate the cash bail and immigration bond systems in Minnesota, which disproportionately penalize the poor, communities of color, and others from the most marginalized elements of our society.

    "Until that happens, we’ll continue to use the generous support of our donors to bail out those ensnared in these unjust and racist systems, including Minnesotans exercising their constitutional rights to free speech and peaceful assembly."

  • PROTESTERS CELEBRATE OUTSIDE OF COURTHOUSE

    Protesters were pictured celebrating Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict in photographs outside of the courthouse.

    Dozens of Americans were seen gathering while they waited for the verdict on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Ilham Omar said that the community should "rejoice" while saying the "justice feels new and long overdue.

    "This feels different for our community, justice feels new and long overdue.

    "Rejoice, my beloved community. Grateful to @AGEllison, jurors, and everyone who made this possible. Alhamdulillah!!"

  • LAWYER BEN CRUMP RELEASES STATEMENT FOLLOWING GUILTY VERDICT

    In a statement, Ben Crump said: "GUILTY! Painfully earned justice has finally arrived for George Floyd’s family.

    "This verdict is a turning point in history and sends a clear message on the need for accountability of law enforcement. Justice for Black America is justice for all of America!

    "We thank AG @KeithEllison & his team, along with our legal team, for fierce dedication to justice. But it does not end here. We still have work to do! We must pass George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to hold police accountable & prevent unjustified killings of marginalized POC."

  • SENTENCING IN EIGHT WEEKS

    Derek Chauvin is set to be sentenced in eight weeks.

    On Tuesday, he was found guilty of all charges by the jury.

    He faces a maximum sentence of 75 years for all of the charges.

  • CHAUVIN CUFFED

    The former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin was pictured leaving the court room in handcuffs after being found guilty on ALL charges.

  • DEREK CHAUVIN FOUND GUILTY

    The verdict has found Derek Chauvin GUILTY of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

  • FLOYD'S GIRLFRIEND SPEAKS OUTSIDE COURT

    George Floyd's girlfriend Courtney Ross spoke out about her boyfriend's death just minutes before the verdict was set to be released.

    "He would say, let's start taking care of each other a little bit better and love each other a little bit more," Courtney said.

  • JUROR BREAKDOWN

    There are 12 jurors included in the Derek Chauvin trial.

    The racially diverse jury - anonymous and sequestered from the outside world - came to a verdict on Tuesday afternoon.

    The jury was made up for four white women, two white men, three black men, one black woman and two mixed-race women.

  • VERDICT TO BE ANNOUNCED ANY MINUTE - WATCH

    The verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial is set to be announced any minute now.

    You can watch the announcement live here.

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