Derek Chauvin guilty in death of George Floyd

By Mike Hayes, Melissa Macaya, Melissa Mahtani, Meg Wagner, Veronica Rocha and Joshua Berlinger, CNN

Updated 0406 GMT (1206 HKT) April 21, 2021
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5:30 p.m. ET, April 20, 2021

Judge announces sentencing in 8 weeks

After Judge Peter Cahill read and confirmed the verdict with the jury, he announced technical next steps, including scheduling sentencing in eight weeks time.

Cahill said the court would look at written arguments from Derek Chauvin "within one week" and issue factual findings on it. Then they will order a pre-sentencing investigation report, "returnable in four weeks." That will be followed by a briefing on the pre-sentencing investigation report six weeks from now and "eight weeks from now we will have sentencing." 

The 12 jurors found Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd's death in May 2020.

5:56 p.m. ET, April 20, 2021

Van Jones: Today marks the beginning of justice, not the end

On-air analysis from CNN's Van Jones / Written by CNN's Josiah Ryan

CNN's Van Jones said the guilty verdict today marks the beginning of the road to justice for many Americans, not the end. 

"One down, many, many, many more to go," said Jones, his voice cracking moments after hearing that Derek Chauvin had been found guilty on all three charges.

"This is the beginning of something, this is not the ending," Jones continued, calling out Congress and the federal government for inaction on racial justice.

"Sometimes when we fight, we lose, but sometimes when we fight, we won," he added. "The people won."

Watch the moment:

5:32 p.m. ET, April 20, 2021

Judge thanks jurors for "heavy duty jury service"

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After reading the jury's verdicts finding Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts, Judge Peter Cahill thanked the jurors for what he called "heavy duty" service in the case.

"I have to thank you on behalf of the people of the state of Minnesota, for not only jury service, but heavy duty jury service," he said.

The jury was then sent out of the courtroom.

5:30 p.m. ET, April 20, 2021

Floyd family attorney: "Painfully earned justice has arrived for George Floyd's family and the community"

Attorney Ben Crump and George Floyd's family released a statement following the conviction of Derek Chauvin, saying, "today’s verdict goes far beyond this city and has significant implications for the country and even the world."

Read the full statement:

“Painfully earned justice has arrived for George Floyd’s family and the community here in Minneapolis, but today’s verdict goes far beyond this city and has significant implications for the country and even the world. Justice for Black America is justice for all of America. This case is a turning point in American history for accountability of law enforcement and sends a clear message we hope is heard clearly in every city and every state. We thank Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and his team for their fierce dedication to justice for George. But it does not end here. We have not forgotten that the other three officers who played their own roles in the death of George Floyd must still be held accountable for their actions, as well."
5:50 p.m. ET, April 20, 2021

Chauvin taken into custody

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The prosecution moved to have Derek Chauvin's bail revoked. Judge Peter Cahill granted the motion.

Chauvin was handcuffed in the courtroom and taken into custody by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.

Cahill said "eight weeks from now we will have sentencing."

Watch the moment Chauvin leaves in handcuffs:

5:30 p.m. ET, April 20, 2021

Derek Chauvin found guilty on all charges in the death of George Floyd

From CNN’s Aaron Cooper in Minneapolis

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Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted on all charges by a jury in the Hennepin County court.   

The 12 jurors found him guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd's death in May 2020.

The maximum sentence for second-degree unintentional murder is imprisonment of not more than 40 years. The maximum sentence for third-degree murder is imprisonment of not more than 25 years. The maximum sentence for second-degree manslaughter is 10 years and/or $20,000.

Watch the judge read the verdict:

5:29 p.m. ET, April 20, 2021

JUST IN: Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder

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Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder.

He is also charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

We're still waiting to hear the verdicts on the other charges.

5:29 p.m. ET, April 20, 2021

NOW: The verdict is being read in court

The jury's verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin is being read in court.

Chauvin is charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

Chauvin has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

4:47 p.m. ET, April 20, 2021

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.