Derek Chauvin, the officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, has been found guilty.
The jury, at the trial in Minneapolis, adjudged that he had been guilty on all three counts.
They’re accidental second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter
Bail was revoked and Chauvin was returned to the custody of the county sheriff.
In transcripts of police body footage that shook the world in May 2020,” Floyd said: “You are going to kill me, man”.
Chauvin, who had been kneeling on his throat, replied: “Then stop talking, stop yelling, it requires hell out of a lot of oxygen to talk.”
The transcripts confirmed that Floyd told officers that he could not breathe over 20 times.
Ex-officer Thomas Lane had insisted that he shouldn’t be held liable for the killing since it had been his fourth day at work.
Lane stated he followed orders from Chauvin, who had 19 decades of experience.
The transcript showed that he asked other officers to flip Floyd onto his side.
Chauvin, with his knee trapped on Floyd’s neck, says”no, he’s staying put where we got him.”
The murder made the #BlackLivesMatter effort spread farther internationally. In 2020, it was the second-most favourite hashtag later #COVID19, based on Twitter.