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.”