George Floyd: How significant is Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict for the US? – BBC Newsnight


After 10 hours of deliberation, jurors find Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges over George Floyd’s death. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

The jury returned guilty verdicts of second degree murder, third degree murder and manslaughter.

The former police officer was filmed kneeling on Floyd for over nine minutes during his arrest last May and the video footage led to protests in the US and around the world over police use of force against minorities.

Is this a turning point in history?

Aleem Maqbool reports. Emily Maitlis is joined by Rachel Paulose, former US Attorney for Minnesota, Minnesota State Representative Cedrick Frazier and President of the US National Bar Association, CK Hoffler.

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3 thoughts on “George Floyd: How significant is Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict for the US? – BBC Newsnight

  1. Tung CHE says:

    The report was misinterpreted by the defense because a knee restraint does cause death and the report clearly says drugs in his system. You did not read the whole report. The medical report is more than one sentence.

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