A verdict has been reached.
Update: April 20, 2021, at 3:46 p.m. (MST):
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz releases a statement following the verdict:
"No verdict can bring George back, and my heart is with his family as they continue to grieve his loss. Minnesota mourns with you, and we promise the pursuit of justice for George does not end today. True justice for George only comes through real, systemic change to prevent this from happening again. And the tragic death of Daunte Wright this week serves as a heartbreaking reminder that we still have so much more work to do to get there. Too many Black people have lost—and continue to lose—their lives at the hands of law enforcement in our state. Our communities of color cannot go on like this. Our police officers cannot go on like this. Our state simply cannot go on like this. And the only way it will change is through systemic reform. We must rebuild, restore, and reimagine the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve. We must tackle racial inequities in every corner of society — from health to home ownership to education. We must come together around our common humanity. Let us continue on this march towards justice."
Update: April 20, 2021, at 3:25 p.m. (MST):
George Floyd's family attorney Ben Crump has released a statement:
"Painfully earned justice has arrived for George Floyd’s family and the community here in Minneapolis, but today’s verdict goes far beyond this city and has significant implications for the country and even the world. Justice for Black America is justice for all of America. This case is a turning point in American history for accountability of law enforcement and sends a clear message we hope is heard clearly in every city and every state. We thank Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and his team for their fierce dedication to justice for George. But it does not end here. We have not forgotten that the other three officers who played their own roles in the death of George Floyd must still be held accountable for their actions, as well."
Update: April 20, 2021, at 3:05 p.m. (MST):
The verdict is in. Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of the death of George Floyd.
He has been convicted on all charges.
Update: April 20, 2021, at 2:20 p.m. (MST):
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is expected to deliver a public statement following the verdict. "Minnesotans and the Nation following the announcement of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial," writes his office in a statement.
Walz will speak around 6:30 p.m. ET.
Original story published on April 20, 2021, at 1:45 p.m. (MST):
A verdict has been reached in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. The verdict will be read between 3:30–4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20 (4:30–5 p.m. ET), according to reports.
Chauvin is charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd—second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
The jury panel, which is made up of seven women and five men, began deliberating yesterday after hearing witness testimony for the last three weeks.
BREAKING: NBC News Special Report: Jury reaches verdict in trial of Derek Chauvin, who is charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. https://t.co/olDOHgU9BV https://t.co/YebxCTSDcx— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 20, 2021
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