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Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in death of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts Tuesday in the death of George Floyd, the Black man who was pinned to the pavement last year as onlookers shot video.

Chauvin, who held his knee on Floyd’s neck for about 9 1/2 minutes, was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after 10 hours of jury deliberations.

Floyd was being arrested for allegedly attempting to pass a phony bill at a bodega and was handcuffed when he came into contact with Chauvin.

Chauvin, 45, was fired and later charged as the nation erupted into racially tense protests. His jury comprised six white people and six Black or multiracial people.