The verdict in the trial of Chauvin 

What you need to know:

  • The prosecution, in their final argument, submitted that what Chauvin did was not policing but murder. The prosecution told the jury that Chauvin acted with cruelty and indifference unbefitting of a police officer and should be convicted of murder in this case.  

The death of George Floyd, an American of African descent, drew widespread outrage in 2020 after a video circulated online showing Derek Chauvin holding his knee on Floyd’s neck on a Minneapolis street corner as he gasped for breath. Chauvin was indicted for both murder and manslaughter and the trial lasted for about three weeks.


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