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Derek Chauvin found guilty on all three charges

Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges in the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin was taken away in handcuffs and faces up to 40 years in prison for the second-degree murder charge, up to 25 years for third-degree murder and up to 10 years for second-degree manslaughter. Floyd’s cousin Shareeduh Tate joins AC360 to describe how she felt when she heard the guilty verdict and says “it’s still sinking in.” Plus, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said the verdict...


Jury deliberating in Derek Chauvin murder trial

Jurors have been sent to deliberate in the trial of former Minneapolis Police offer Derek Chauvin after 45 witnesses were called over three weeks of testimony. During the state’s closing argument, one of the prosecutors said Chauvin kneeled on George Floyd’s neck and back for 9 minutes and 29 seconds because of his pride and his ego. Meanwhile, the defense told the jury Chauvin acted as a “reasonable officer.” Floyd family attorney Benjamin Crump tells Anderson Cooper he thought the state’s...


Another mass shooting

Police say the gunman who opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis killing eight people was a 19-year-old former employee. Ali Brown, a member of the Indianapolis City-County Council, speaks with Anderson about how the community is reacting. Also, perspective from neuroscientist Dr. Charles Morgan on the split-second decision by a Chicago Police officer to shoot 13-year-old Adam Toledo. Plus, GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is launching a new "America First" caucus, her office...


Video released in police shooting of a 13-year-old in Chicago

Chicago police released video today in the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo. The Toledo family attorney joins Anderson. In the trial of Derek Chauvin, testimony ended today in court. Closing arguments will be heard on Monday. George Floyd's brother, Terrence Floyd, talked to CNN’s Sara Sidner about his brother and the nearby fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright. The ex-police officer charged in Wright’s death made her first court appearance today.  Airdate: April 15, 2021...


Protests continue in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after police killing of Daunte Wright

Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter today for shooting and killing 20-year-old Daunte Wright. Protesters are calling for justice and are on the streets for a fourth consecutive night. Former Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau weighs in on how a 26-year veteran of the police department could mistake a gun for a taser. Plus, CNN’s Gary Tuchman takes us inside a taser training center at the Camden County, New Jersey...


Protesters on the streets for third night after police shooting in Minnesota

As curfew approaches, people march on the streets of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota calling for justice for Daunte Wright. Officer Kim Potter, the police veteran who fired the deadly shot, has quit the force. The chief of police has also stepped down. The city manager has been fired. Jonathan Mason, who mentored Daunte Wright in high school, talks to Anderson about Wright's hopes and dreams. And in the trial of Derek Chauvin, it was day one for the defense. But testimony under cross examination...


Protesters on the streets in Minnesota with curfews in effect

Another deadly police shooting in Minnesota. Duante Wright was killed during a traffic stop and a medical examiner has ruled his death a homicide. Sybrina Fulton, the mother of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot to death by a neighborhood watchman in 2012, joins Anderson to discuss the pain associated with the killing of a loved one. Plus, Senator Bernie Sanders is pushing the White House to expand Medicare as part of President Biden’s massive infrastructure bill. Sanders wants to...


Medical Examiner: Floyd had heart disease but officer interaction "was more than Floyd could take"

On the tenth day of witness testimony in the Derek Chauvin murder trial, two physicians, including the medical examiner who performed the autopsy on George Floyd and ruled his death a homicide, faced intense questioning from the prosecution and the defense. Benjamin Crump is the attorney for George Floyd's family. He joins AC360 to discuss the trial. Plus, the United Kingdom is mourning with Queen Elizabeth at the loss of her beloved husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. He was 99....


Doctor: Floyd’s preexisting conditions and drug use had no impact on death

A renowned pulmonary critical care doctor testified that George Floyd’s preexisting conditions and drug use had no impact on his death and that he died from “low level of oxygen” when former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned him to the street. Shareeduh Tate is George Floyd’s cousin and the president of the George Floyd Foundation. She joins AC360 to discuss the trial and says she “feels good about what the prosecution is doing.” Plus, at least one person was killed and five...


CDC Director: UK variant is now dominant coronavirus strain in the U.S.

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said the coronavirus variant first identified in the United Kingdom is now the most common strain in the United States. Studies suggest the UK variant is more contagious than the original strain. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci tells Anderson Cooper it’s a race between getting people vaccinated and a potential surge. Plus, a Los Angeles Police Department use-of-force expert says former Minneapolis Police...


Police use-of-force expert: Derek Chauvin’s kneeling is not trained restraint tactic

A Minneapolis Police use-of-force training instructor testified that Derek Chauvin’s kneeling on George Floyd’s neck is not a trained restraint tactic. Meanwhile, the defense zeroed in on a theory that bystanders distracted the former Minneapolis Police officer. Jose Baez is a criminal defense attorney and successfully represented Casey Anthony when she was on trial for first-degree murder of her 2-year-old daughter. He joins AC360 to discuss the defense’s argument. Plus, the New York Times’...


Police Chief: Chauvin “absolutely” violated neck restraint policy

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo testified that former officer Derek Chauvin’s actions were “in no way, shape or form” proper and “absolutely” violated the department’s neck restraint policy. Former Washington DC Police Chief and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey joins AC360 to discuss the police chief’s testimony. Plus, Michigan recently added more than 8,400 new Covid-19 cases in one day, the most since December. CNN Senior National Correspondent Miguel Marquez...


Chauvin’s supervisor: Restraint of Floyd could have ended earlier

Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin’s supervisor testified that the force being used by officers should have stopped earlier. Retired Sgt. David Pleoger told the court “when Mr. Floyd was no longer offering up any resistance to the officers, they could have ended the restraint.” Chauvin’s defense team has already said the jury will learn that the former police officer “did exactly what he had been trained to do.” Mark O’Mara is a criminal defense attorney and successfully...


Graphic body cam videos of George Floyd’s arrest played in court

Body camera videos from Minneapolis police officers were played in court during his criminal trial and showed the jury what witnesses saw as George Floyd took his last breaths. One video showed Floyd crying and begging officers to “please don’t shoot me” as they first approached him in a car. Witnesses can also be heard on the footage pleading with officers to check his pulse. Former federal prosecutor Laura Coates joins AC360 to discuss the new video and whether or not she thinks the...


Firefighter, 9-year-old and teens give powerful testimony in Derek Chauvin trial

Six bystanders who witnessed George Floyd die took the stand on the second day of Derek Chauvin’s criminal trial. The jury heard testimony from a 9-year-old, three high school students, a mixed martial arts fighter and a Minneapolis firefighter. MMA fighter Donald Wynn Williams II said he “felt the need to call the police on the police” because “I believe I witnessed a murder.” Former federal prosecutor Laura Coates tells AC360 testimony like Williams’ helps the prosecution “tremendously”...


CDC Director: “I’m scared”

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky shared a feeling of “impending doom” with Covid-19 cases spiking throughout the country and said “I’m scared.” President Biden called on state and local officials to “please” reinstate the mask mandates. Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency room physician and the former Baltimore health commissioner. She tells AC360 we’re making so much good progress and “that’s why this is so frustrating because we are so close.” Plus, opening statements began in the criminal...


Biden: Justice Department is “taking a look” at Georgia law

President Joe Biden called a new Georgia law that imposes voting restrictions “Jim Crow in the 21st century” and an “atrocity.” When asked if there was anything the White House could do to protect voting rights in Georgia, the President said “the Justice Department is taking a look.” Democratic Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tells AC360 we have to “bring people to the polls to stand up for those votes suppressed.” Plus, in an exclusive interview, former CDC director Robert Redfield said...


Georgia lawmakers move to restrict voting access

Georgia Republicans sped a sweeping elections bill into law that imposes new voter identification requirements for absentee ballots, empowers state officials to take over local elections boards, limits the use of ballot drop boxes and makes it a crime to approach voters in line to give them food and water. In President Biden’s first White House news conference he said he will “do anything” in his power to halt efforts to restrict voting rights. CNN Political Commentator Van Jones tells...


People line the streets of Boulder to honor slain police Officer Eric Talley

Hundreds of people lined the streets as a hearse transferred the body of Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley to a funeral home in Aurora. His patrol vehicle parked in front of the police station has become a shrine full of flowers, wreaths and cards. Talley was one of ten people killed when a gunman opened fire in the Boulder supermarket. Survivors have been returning to the scene to honor the victims and pay their respects. Kimberly Moore is a pharmacy technician at the King Soopers grocery...


10 killed in Colorado grocery store shooting

Police identified the ten people killed in the Boulder, Colorado grocery store shooting. One of the victims was 51-year-old Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley, who was one of the first officers on the scene. He leaves behind a wife and seven children. Pres. Joe Biden praised the heroism of Office Talley saying “that’s the definition of an American hero.” Maggie Montoya is a pharmacy technician at the King Soopers grocery store. She joins AC360 to describe the terrifying moments she spent...