Here's what happens now that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin began his first full day in state prison Wednesday after he was found guilty of murdering George Floyd in a landmark trial.
Chauvin was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after Floyd's death in police custody last May.
Tears of joy, relief and resolve to continue fighting for racial justice filled the streets of Minneapolis and around the nation after the verdict was read Tuesday afternoon.
Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes, and in video footage of his death, Floyd repeatedly said he couldn't breathe. After the verdict was announced, his brother, Philonise Floyd, said, "Today we are able to breathe again."
Yet even with a verdict, the legal proceedings in the case are far from over, with Chauvin's sentencing a few weeks away and appeals looming.
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