Chauvin verdict: DoJ announces sweeping investigation into Minneapolis police – liveApril 21, 2021
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Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer found guilty Tuesday in George Floyd’s death, is being “segregated” from other inmates, the Minneapolis’ Star Tribune newspaper reports.
Chauvin, who was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter, has been in custody since yesterday afternoon. Judge Peter Cahill revoked Chauvin’s bail shortly after reading the guilty verdict; deputies handcuffed and escorted him out of the courtroom.
Darnella Frazier, who was just 17 when she filmed Derek Chauvin pressing his knee against George Floyd’s neck during a May 2020 arrest, has been extensively praised following yesterday’s guilty verdict.
The former Minneapolis police officer was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter, in Floyd’s death. The footage recorded by Frazier—who testified at Chauvin’s trial—went viral and became an integral piece of evidence in prosecutors’ case.