Former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
The jury sent word to the judge that a verdict had been reached after 12 hours of deliberations on Tuesday afternoon.
Floyd died on May 25, 2020 when Chauvin kneeled on his back and neck for 8 minutes.
The National Guard moved into downtown Minneapolis ahead of the verdict announcement. Black Lives Matter activists threatened to burn the city down if the verdict was not guilty.
Floyd’s death touched off protests, riots and mayhem in Democratic strongholds around the country.
Three former Minneapolis officers are awaiting trial in Floyd’s death.