State of Minnesota v. Derek Chauvin
A jury found former officer Derek Chauvin guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter on April 20, 2021 in the death of George Floyd.
Trial for former officers
- Former officer Tou Thao waived his right to a jury trial and joined the State in asking the court for a bench trial. This means the court, not a jury, will render a verdict. Learn more at State v. Tou Thao.
- Former officer Thomas Lane pled guilty May 18, 2022 to the crimes of aiding second-degree unintentional murder and aiding second-degree culpable negligence manslaughter. Learn more at State vs. Thomas Kiernan Lane.
- Former officer J. Alexander Kueng pled guilty Oct. 24, 2022 to the crime of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. Learn more at State vs. J. Alexander Kueng.