Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the murder of George Floyd, is expected to be held at a maximum-security prison in Minnesota for the next eight weeks as he awaits sentencing.
The nation reacted Tuesday after a panel of jurors found Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who died on May 25, 2020, after Chauvin held his knee against Floyd’s upper body for nine minutes and 29 seconds.
It took the jury about 10 hours and 20 minutes to reach a decision, which was read late in the afternoon in a city on edge regarding the possibility of more unrest like that that erupted last spring.
The Minnesota Department of Corrections said Tuesday night that Chauvin was at the state’s maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights, due to an arrangement with the county sheriff and the Department of Corrections. That’s the same prison where Chauvin was moved after his arrest for security reasons.