Jury reaches verdict in George Floyd’s death trial

Minneapolis (AP) —The jury reached a verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin at the death of George Floyd. The verdict is to be read late Tuesday afternoon.

Floyd revisited global protests, violence, racism and police violently in May last year after Chauvin, a white police officer, fixed his knees around the neck of a 46-year-old black man for about nine and a half minutes. He died in the incident that caused him.We

The jury deliberated on the edge of the city for two days to counter another outbreak of anxiety.

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Minneapolis (AP) — Former Jury Officer Derek Chauvin Murder trial in George Floyd’s death Second day deliberations in the city on Tuesday Skittish About the consequences when President Joe Biden weighted the case by saying he believed it was “overwhelming.”

Racially diverse juries (anonymously isolated from the outside world) reported in the morning about flammable cases in which lawmakers and fellow citizens similarly caused protests, scattered violence, and racism in the United States. After expressing his own opinion, the deliberation was resumed.

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar said at the Brooklyn Center in the suburbs that “there shouldn’t really be questioned if there are acquittals or verdicts that don’t fit the scale of the crimes committed.” Minneapolis. Lawmakers said the Chauvin case appears to be opening and closing.

She said the conviction could mark a turning point in the fight for racial equality.

“We are looking for support from each other. Hopefully this verdict will come soon and the community will begin the healing process,” Omar said.

In Washington, the president spoke to Floyd’s family on Monday, saying, “I can only imagine the pressure and anxiety they are feeling.”

“They are good families, and whatever their verdict, they want peace and tranquility,” Biden said. “I hope the verdict is the correct one. In my opinion, it’s overwhelming. I won’t say it unless the jury is now quarantined.”

The president repeatedly accused Floyd of his death, but previously stopped commenting on the trial itself.

Prosecutors claimed that Chauvin killed Floyd in May last year when a white policeman knelt on or near the neck of a 46-year-old black man for nine and a half minutes. The defense alleged that the dismissed white police officer acted reasonably and that heart disease and illegal substance use led to Floyd’s death.

Six whites and six black or multi-ethnic juries spent only a few hours working on Monday. They remain quarantined until a verdict is given.

45-year-old Chauvin Indicted in Two-time murder, three-time murder, two-time manslaughter The most serious offense is up to 40 years in prison.

Prior to the verdict, several shops boarded Minneapolis, the courthouse was surrounded by concrete barriers and razor wires, and National Guard patrols. Last spring, Floyd’s death triggered protests along with vandalism and arson in Minneapolis.

The city is also recently on the edge over the deadly police shooting of a 20-year-old black man, Don’t Wright, at the Brooklyn Center on April 11.

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott joined a group of residents on Tuesday calling for police transparency and accountability.

The mayor said he had met with Wright’s family several times and vowed that “within our power, we would do everything to ensure that changes were made to prevent the next Dawnte.”

“What this community is saying is that his life will continue to be important,” Elliott said.

The black Doris Rendell suddenly wept as he stood in front of the monument at the scene of Dante Wright’s death. She says the Wright and Floyd cases reminded her of her own negative interactions with police when she was young.

“It’s terrible, it’s terrible to be black to say that … yes. There’s a lot of racism here and it’s pathetic … it’s like there’s no justice in the world for us. It’s as if we were part of the beans in the pie and no one cares.

After the jury filed the Chauvin case on Monday, Judge Peter Carhill said that if Chauvin had not been convicted, he “needed more conflict” from California State Legislature Maxine Waters. Rejected the mistrial defense request, partly based on his comments. murder.

The judge called her comment “disgusting” and “rude to the rule of law and the judiciary,” and told Chauvin’s lawyer that Waters “give you something of an appeal that could overturn this entire trial. May have given it to him. ”

Still, two Minnesota lawyers said they believed it was very unlikely that an appeal against statements like Waters and Biden would succeed.

“Anyone who thinks over-promotion will overturn the case on this day is just the wrong age,” said Joe Friedberg, who has nothing to do with the case. “From a practical point of view, I don’t think social media can do that again.”

Brockhunter, a former president of the Minnesota Criminal Attorneys Association, said the appeal was unlikely to succeed unless there was direct evidence that Waters’ remarks affected the jury.


Webber reported from Fenton, Michigan. Contributed by Associated Press video journalist Angie Wang of Atlanta, Associated Press writer Doug Glass of Minneapolis, Mohamed Ibrahim of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, and Todd Richmond of Madison, Wisconsin.


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