Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison when he’s sentenced in a few weeks. He’s convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The jury deliberated for about 10 hours as the nation waited on edge. Floyd died last May in an arrest that was captured on video after Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck for over 9 minutes, igniting worldwide protests, violence and frustration over racism and policing in the U.S.
There are hints of more re-openings in the not-too-distant future from the Murphy administration. The governor on Tuesday revealed his team recently held a lengthy meeting on what those steps could look like.
Health officials announced 2,393 new, positive cases and 40 new deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 862,811 cases in the state and 25,206 confirmed and probable deaths.