The jury in Derek Chauvin trial returned its verdict on Tuesday, April 20: guilty all three counts in the murder of George Floyd. The verdict was read by Judge Cahill at approximately 5 p.m. ET. and proceedings ended within 10 minutes. Read more and see the livestream on PBS NewsHour site.
After the Guilt Verdict on April 20: PBS NewsHour Reports
Response from Police Executive Research Forum and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
How the Chauvin verdict is a ‘defining moment’ in policing. To discuss the trial and verdict of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, Judy Woodruff is joined by Chuck Wexler, the executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, and Janai Nelson, the Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Celebrations in Minneapolis
Jubilant crowds celebrate guilty verdict in Chauvin trial: George Floyd’s death last May ignited a wave of public protests that rocked the nation – and Tuesday’s verdict set off celebrations outside the courthouse in Minneapolis.
Saint Paul Mayor Responds
Saint Paul Mayor says Chauvin verdict shows accountability. To discuss the Black community’s response to the verdict, Amna Nawaz speaks with Melvin Carter, the mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota, which, along with its neighbor, Minneapolis, form the state’s “Twin Cities.” Carter is the first African American to hold that office.