TIMELINE: Key events after George Floyd's death through Derek Chauvin trial

Visitors view a memorial to George Floyd as a new addition commemorating Daunte Wright is displayed outside Cup Foods, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo: AP/ John Minchillo. Visitors view a memorial to George Floyd as a new addition commemorating Daunte Wright is displayed outside Cup Foods, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn.

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: April 20, 2021 04:24 PM
Created: April 19, 2021 06:05 AM

George Floyd's May 25, 2020 death in police custody in Minneapolis, captured via bystander video, sparked a worldwide response after millions of people saw the video of the event.

On Tuesday, the jury in the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin returned a guilty verdict on one count of second-degree murder, one count of third-degree murder and one count of second-degree manslaughter.

In Chauvin's trial, prosecutors argued Chauvin recklessly took the life from Floyd as he pinned the 46-year-old Black man to the pavement with Chauvin's knee on his neck for more than nine minutes in a misuse of force.

The defense argued Floyd died as a result of a combination of underlying health issues, illegal drug use and resisting officers.


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