21 Apr 2021

Ex-cop found guilty of murdering George Floyd

From Checkpoint, 6:32 pm on 21 April 2021

A white US ex-police officer has been found guilty of murdering George Floyd, after one of the most high profile trials in American history.

Last year, Derek Chauvin knelt on Mr Floyd's neck for nine minutes - sparking global protests against police brutality and an examination of racial inequality.

Today, Chauvin showed no emotion as the verdict was read out - he will now be sentenced in eight weeks.

Worldwatch's Max Towle has more.