MINNEAPOLIS — A jury today found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of killing George Floyd a year ago in Minneapolis.

Chauvin was found guilty of all three charges: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Chauvin was immediately taken into custody and will be sentenced at a later date.

Floyd died May 25, 2020 while in police custody. Video shown during the trial shows Chauvin with his knee on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes, 29 seconds, even after the handcuffed Floyd became lifeless.

The death sparked protests nationwide calling for social justice and police reform.

The jury began its deliberations Monday following nearly three weeks of testimony, but returned its verdict in a relatively short amount of time.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.