Derek Chauvin, Sacked police officer was on Tuesday convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of African-American George Floyd.
The case roiled the United States (US) for almost a year, laying bare deep racial divisions.
A racially-diverse jury of seven women and five men in the Midwestern city of Minneapolis took less than two days at the end of a three-week trial to find the white officer guilty in unanimous decisions on all three charges he faced.
The 45-year-old could be handed decades behind bars for Floyd’s May 25, 2020 killing, which sparked protests against racial injustice around the world and is being seen as a landmark test of police accountability.
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