Former police officer Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder over the death of George Floyd

Former police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of murder over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter over the death of George Floyd.

The explosive case has triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious re-examination of racism and policing in the US.

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The jury reached its verdict after deliberating for about 10 hours over two days in a city on edge against another outbreak of unrest.

Former police officer Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder over the death of George Floyd cc AP

Mr Floyd died last May after Chauvin, a white officer, pinned his knee on or close to the 46-year-old black man's neck for about nine-and-a-half minutes.