10 May 2021,   23:21
Former police officer Derek Chauvin found guilty of murdering George Floyd

Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder for killing George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes, writes standard.co.uk.

The former Minneapolis police officer’s crime prompted a wave of protests in support of racial justice in the US and across the world.

The jury unanimously convicted Chauvin of all the charges he faced - second and third degree murder, and manslaughter.

They concluded that the white former officer killed the 46-year-old black man through a criminal assault by pinning him to the ground so he could not breathe properly.