MINNEAPOLIS — Former police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the May 2020 death of George Floyd.
The jury returned the unanimous verdict after about 10 hours of deliberations over Monday night and Tuesday morning. The 12 members of the jury include four people who identify as Black, two who identify as multiracial and six people who identify as white; there are seven women and five men. The jury did not ask any questions of the judge during their deliberations.
Following the verdict, Chauvin’s bail was revoked and he will now remain in custody until sentencing. Judge Peter Cahill thanked the jury for “not only jury service, but heavy duty jury service.”
It will be a little while before a sentence is determined. Chauvin has opted to have the judge decide if any of the sentences should be lengthened because of factors, and there will be a presentence investigation to determine if there should be sentence enhancements.