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DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL

The former officer faces 20 to 25 years for violating George Floyd's civil rights
The former Minneapolis Police officer was convicted of murder in April, a year after he kneeled on George Floyd's neck May 25, 2020, killing him outside a south Minneapolis convenience store. The incident, caught on video by a bystander, galvanized the U.S. police reform movement and set off a wave of protests.
The former Minneapolis Police officer was convicted of murder in April, a year after he kneeled on George Floyd's neck May 25, 2020, killing him outside a south Minneapolis convenience store. The incident, caught on video by a bystander, galvanized the U.S. police reform movement and set off a wave of protests.
Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday, June 25, for the murder of George Floyd. Watch a stream here.
The sentencing of the former Minneapolis Police officer comes more than a year after he was filmed kneeling on Floyd's neck outside a south Minneapolis convenience store, setting off a wave of protests — some of which devolved into riots —and prompting nationwide calls for policing reform.
"With the verdict, there's a glimmer of hope." Paris Stevens was in a Minneapolis hotel ballroom with other relatives the day the verdict was read. An immense burden was lifted, Stevens said. It had been such a long journey.

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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, May 4, asked a Minneapolis judge for a new trial two weeks after he was found guilty in the killing of George Floyd.
Brandon Mitchell, juror No. 52, said on “CBS This Morning” that the pressure and stress came from watching video evidence each day of George Floyd's death.
Former Minneapolis cop became first white police officer in state history to be convicted of killing a Black person. A Black life mattered, if you will.

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