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Derek Chauvin Guilty on all counts in George Floyd trial



Community leaders march in front of City Hall on June 5, 2020.

The 7 women and 5 men on the jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin have found him Guilty on all counts.


Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder, 25 years maximum, second-degree manslaughter, 10 years maximum, second-degree murder, 40 years, specifically unintentional second-degree murder while attempting to commit felony assault. He was found guilty on all three counts.

Derek Chauvin (Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office)

The 3-week long trial was an emotional ride for many as they relived the events of May 25, 2020. The well-documented event turned into a rallying point for citizens struggling with police brutality and racial inequality in America.

Floyd’s death sparked protests nationwide, including in Vicksburg. A peaceful protest was held on June 5, 2020. Hundreds attended the peaceful protest that included passionate speeches by community leaders.

Sentencing for Chauvin will be in eight weeks.

Mom and daughter protest in Vicksburg on June 5, 2020.

Dad and daughter protest on June 5, 2020.


All photos by David Day.

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