Verdict reached in Derek Chauvin’s trial

Epigraph:

Every human life is precious and sacred and killing one is like triggering a genocide. (Al Quran 5:32/33)

Police begin shutting gates at Minneapolis Police Headquarters

From CNN’s Adrienne Broaddus in Minneapolis

Shortly after word went out that the jury had reached a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, law enforcement officials began shutting a newly-installed gate at Minneapolis Police Headquarters.

A city crew is currently installing additional concrete barriers near the police headquarters as well.

Windows at nearby downtown Minneapolis businesses have also been boarded up Tuesday afternoon.17 min ago

Biden will watch verdict from West Wing

From CNN’s Jeff Zeleny

President Biden will be watching the verdict from the West Wing, after abruptly rescheduling planned remarks for the American Jobs Plan, a White House official said.

The President made his view clear earlier today when answering CNN’s Kaitlan Collins’ question, but the White House official says they are putting a plan into motion to have him speak following the verdict. It will not be in the immediate minutes afterward — probably after he speaks to the family, although that’s unclear.

“You will hear from the President as soon as it’s appropriate,” a White House official said.28 min ago

Jurors deliberated for more than 10 hours over two days

From CNN’s Aaron Cooper in Minneapolis

Jurors in the Derek Chauvin trial concluded their deliberations shortly after 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. local time), Spenser Bickett, a spokesperson for the Hennepin County Court tells CNN.  

In total, jurors deliberated for more than 10 hours over two days to reach the verdict. 34 min ago

Minnesota’s governor will speak after the Chauvin verdict

From CNN’s Keith Allen

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz will deliver a public statement to “Minnesotans and the Nation following the announcement of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial,” according to a statement from his office.

Walz will speak at around 5:30 p.m. local time, or 6:30 p.m. ET, his office said.10 min ago

Floyd’s brother will be in court for reading of the verdict

From CNN’s Sara Sidner

George Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, told CNN that he will be in court for the reading of the verdict.

Philonise Floyd told CNN that he hasn’t been able to sleep “through much of this.”

He said maybe this verdict will “finally help me get some sleep.”

Read further in CNN

1 reply

  1. quote Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder, up to 25 years for third-degree murder and up to 10 years for second-degree manslaughter. unquote

    Just wondering, should it not be one of the three counts?

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