Derek Chauvin guilty verdict: Biden says ‘systemic racism is a stain on our nation’s soul’ – live

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty Tuesday of three charges in the death of George Floyd: second-degree unintentional murder, third- degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

Chauvin, who is white, was convicted in the death of George Floyd. On 25 May, Chauvin pressed his knee against the neck of Floyd, who is Black, for nine minutes and 29 seconds.

Minneapolis police department chief Medaria Arradondo, who testified against Derek Chauvin at trial, saying the former officer’s use-of-force breached regulations, has commented on Tuesday’s guilty verdict:

I want to acknowledge and thank the jurors on this case for their immense responsibility and honorable civic duty. The verdict has been read and I respect the process and the decision.

I would like to thank the men and women of the Minneapolis police department as well as their families. The past year has been difficult and challenging yet they have continued to show up and serve our community with the respect and dignity they deserve. To our law enforcement partners and the Minnesota National Guard, I want to thank them for their commitment and dedication to serve our city during this time.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo’s statement:

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