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Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all counts: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.
The 12 jurors considering the fate of former police officer Derek Chauvin were sequestered in a Minneapolis hotel room considering testimony from 45 witnesses. The jurors deliberated for four hours on Monday and resumed deliberating this morning at 8 a.m. local time.
Former officer Chauvin was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter related to George Floyd's death on May 25, 2020. He was found guilty this afternoon on all counts.
WATCH LIVE: The jury has reached a verdict at the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. The verdict will be read soonhttps://t.co/yEWYe6oKGz
Chauvin, who is white, had pleaded not guilty to all the counts.
Law enforcement across the United States had been deployed on alert for a potentially violent reaction if the defendant Derek Chauvin had been acquitted of murdering George Floyd.
Floyd died in May 2020 after Chauvin placed his knee on Floyd's neck for over 8 minutes while he pleaded, "I can't breathe." The incident raised the issue of racism and police brutality all over the United States and worldwide.