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History In The Making: The Derek Chauvin Verdict

Today, we continue our coverage of the Derek Chauvin trial, in the moments leading up to live NPR coverage of the verdict.

George Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd wipes his eyes during a news conference after the verdict was read in the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Minneapolis.


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The wait was almost over at the time of this episode’s airing.

After three weeks of testimony, yesterday's closing arguments and nearly one full day of deliberation, the 12 jurors in the Derek Chauvin trial had reached a verdict.

We discussed the trial and community reactions with a panel of experts before cutting away to live NPR coverage and the announcement of the verdict, which came shortly after 4pm Central Time.

The jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of George Floyd’s murder. Chauvin was guilty of all three charges: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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Catherine Lu

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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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