Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis Police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes last year was convicted on all three charges against him.
Chauvin (45), was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
The jurors deliberated for more than 10 hours over two days before coming to their decision.
Chauvin’s bail was revoked and he was placed in handcuffs and taken to a facility in Stillwater, Minnesota, about 25 miles east of downtown Minneapolis.
The second-degree murder charge said Chauvin assaulted Floyd with his knee, which unintentionally caused Floyd’s death.
The third-degree murder charge said Chauvin acted with a “depraved mind,” and the manslaughter charge said his “culpable negligence” caused Floyd’s death.
The former police officer could face up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder, up to 25 years for third-degree murder and up to 10 years for manslaughter.