Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, now 45, has a new Minnesota Department of Corrections mugshot after a jury of his peers on Tuesday found him guilty of murdering George Floyd, who was then 46.
Chauvin’s bail was revoked and he was remanded into state custody immediately after he was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. For months prior to the guilty verdict, Chauvin was out of jail on bond. He bonded out in Oct. 2020, roughly five months after he was initially arrested and charged in Floyd’s death.
On Tuesday, a masked Chauvin’s eyes darted back and forth as Judge Peter Cahill read the jury’s verdict.
He was then handcuffed and led out of the courtroom.
Ben Crump, an attorney for George Floyd’s family, called attention to the new mugshot on Wednesday morning, noting that it was the first sight of Chauvin without a mask on in the aftermath of being found guilty on all counts.
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) April 21, 2021
We are awaiting the next steps in the proceeding. Chauvin still needs to be sentenced, and prosecutors have pushed for an upward-sentencing departure. Sentencing isn’t expected to occur until eight weeks from now. Then there’s the likelihood that Chauvin will appeal his convictions.
In August, Chauvin’s former fellow Minneapolis police officers Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao are scheduled to stand trial on charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.
[Image via Minnesota Department of Corrections]
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