3 former Minneapolis police officers found guilty of violating George Floyd’s civil rights

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters face off with police during a rally in Minneapolis on May 26. It was the day after George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was killed by a Minneapolis police officer.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

People gather and pray around a makeshift memorial in Minneapolis on May 26. It was near the site where Floyd was taken into police custody.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Crowds gather in the street at a protest in Minneapolis on May 26.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Three women join hands in Minneapolis as they pray around a makeshift memorial for Floyd on May 26.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

People gather outside a police precinct during demonstrations in Minneapolis on May 26.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A car in Minneapolis is hit with tear gas on May 26.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Milk is poured on the face of a protester who had been exposed to tear gas in Minneapolis on May 26.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Police try to disperse crowds in Minneapolis on May 26.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Minneapolis protesters gather in the rain on May 26.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

People join hands across a freeway during a protest in Los Angeles on May 27.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Demonstrators in Minneapolis raise their hands during a standoff with police on May 27.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Two police officers stand on the roof of a Minneapolis police precinct during demonstrations on May 27.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters use shopping carts as a barricade as they confront police near a Minneapolis police precinct on May 27.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Demonstrators gather in Memphis, Tennessee, on May 27.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A firework explodes as a fire burns inside an AutoZone store in Minneapolis on May 27.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

People look on as a construction site burns in Minneapolis on May 27.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

People use garden hoses and buckets to save homes in Minneapolis after rioters set fire to a housing complex under construction on May 27.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Crews work to put out fires after an apartment building under construction was burned to the ground during protests in Minneapolis on May 28.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A woman yells at a sheriff’s deputy during a protest in Minneapolis on May 28.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters speak to police officers during a demonstration in New York City on May 28.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A protester is detained by police during a rally in New York City’s Union Square on May 28.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

People demonstrate outside of a burning Minneapolis police precinct on May 28.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters link arms and surround a police officer to protect him from a crowd in Louisville, Kentucky, on May 28.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A protester in Memphis winces in pain after being hit with pepper spray by police on May 28.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A protester carries an American flag upside down next to a burning building in Minneapolis on May 28.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A protester moves around a smoke-filled police precinct in Minneapolis on May 28.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A protester dumps fuel on a fire at a Minneapolis police precinct on May 28.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

People vandalize a Walgreens store during protests in Oakland, California, on May 29.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters gather in front of a burning fast-food restaurant in Minneapolis on May 29.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Demonstrators in Oakland climb atop a truck while blocking all lanes of traffic on Interstate 880 on May 29.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters confront police officers while blocking the 110 Freeway in Los Angeles on May 29.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Police gather along Minneapolis’ Lake Street early on May 29 as fires burned after a night of unrest.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

CNN journalist Omar Jimenez is taken into custody during a live broadcast May 29 at the site of protests in Minneapolis. Jimenez’s crew was also placed in handcuffs and later released. Gov. Tim Walz apologized for the arrests and said he took full responsibility.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters walk through downtown Lexington, Kentucky, on May 29.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A protester takes a knee in front of police officers in San Jose, California, on May 29.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters burn a flag outside the CNN Center in Atlanta on May 29.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Jamela J. Pettiford sings during a protest outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis on May 29.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Demonstrators protest outside CNN headquarters in Atlanta on May 29.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Demonstrators walk along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, on May 29.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A police officer in Boston holds down a protester while another officer uses pepper spray on May 29.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters chant in Civic Center Park during a rally in Denver on May 29.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters ride in cars during a demonstration in Louisville on May 29.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A man walks away as a car burns in a Minneapolis parking garage on May 29.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Police form a line near the Centennial Olympic Park and CNN Center in Atlanta on May 29.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

People in Minneapolis try to extinguish burning cars on May 29.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A demonstrator is injured during a protest near the White House on May 30.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Police officers kneel during a rally in Coral Gables, Florida, on May 30.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Journalist Ed Ou is seen bleeding on May 30 after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters violating curfew in Minneapolis. He suffered a scalp wound and needed several stitches.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A Los Angeles Police Department kiosk burns in The Grove shopping center during a protest on May 30.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A police officer shoots rubber bullets at protesters who were throwing rocks and water bottles during a demonstration in Miami on May 30.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

People with signs and masks that read “I can’t breathe” attend a protest in Chicago on May 30.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A protester holds a sign while a vehicle burns in a Philadelphia street on May 30.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

People gather on top of a baseball backstop during a protest in Los Angeles on May 30.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Thousands of people stage a “die-in” protest at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver on May 30.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson high-fives a woman who called his name as he marches with protesters in Flint, Michigan, on May 30.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters march near the Salt Lake City Police Department on May 30.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters chant outside Dallas City Hall on May 30.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Bridges over the Chicago River are lifted to limit transportation to and from the Loop, where protesters clashed with police on May 30.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters hold up metal gates as they build a barrier on a Las Vegas roadway on May 30.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Police push people back as they detain a protester in Las Vegas on May 30.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Looters ransack an Urban Outfitters store in Seattle on May 30.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A firework explodes by a police line near the White House on May 30.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters link arms in Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 30.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A protester runs past burning cars and buildings in St. Paul, Minnesota, on May 30.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Jeffrey Maddrey, an assistant chief of the New York Police Department, takes a knee during a rally in Brooklyn on May 31.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A protester kneels in front of a police line in Memphis on May 31.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protester Kendrick Cutkelvin uses a SWAT vehicle loudspeaker to disperse a crowd of protesters after a rally in Savannah, Georgia, on May 31.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A tractor-trailer drives into a crowd of protesters in Minneapolis on May 31. As the driver tried to speed up, protesters overtook the vehicle and the driver stopped, video showed.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

People stage a “die-in” protest in Portland, Oregon, on May 31.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Police react to demonstrators near the White House on May 31.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A demonstrator jumps on a police car in Washington, DC, on May 31.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A woman is helped after being hit with pepper spray in Minneapolis on May 31.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Kai Ayden raises his fist during a demonstration in Atlanta on May 31. The photo made the 7-year-old a face of the protest movement and inspired many to create artwork based on him.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A police officer aims a nonlethal weapon as protesters raise their hands in Santa Monica, California, on May 31.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A man screams as he sees a police officer take a knee near the White House on May 31.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Demonstrators gather to protest near the White House on May 31.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Armored vehicles from the Minnesota Army National Guard surround the Capitol in St. Paul on May 31.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Two men kneel in front of a line of Kentucky state troopers during a protest in Louisville on June 1.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A firework thrown by a protester explodes at the feet of police in Riverside, California, on June 1.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A woman cries out after being exposed to tear gas near the White House on June 1. Thousands of people were peacefully protesting near Lafayette Park when police started to shoot rubber bullets, tear gas and flash bangs into the crowd. They were clearing the block to allow President Donald Trump to walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church for a photo op.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Riot police rush demonstrators in Lafayette Park on June 1.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Security forces push protesters away from the White House in order to allow President Trump to visit St. John’s Episcopal Church on June 1.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Law enforcement officers kneel with protesters in Atlanta on June 1.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters gather at the J.E.B. Stuart statue in Richmond, Virginia, on June 1.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A demonstrator holds her hands up while she kneels in front of police officers at City Hall in Anaheim, California, on June 1.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Terrence Floyd, one of George Floyd’s brothers, visits a makeshift memorial in Minneapolis on June 1. “He was barely able to walk,” CNN’s Sara Sidner reported. “He had to have two people on either side of him holding him up as he tried to make his way to the spot.” He later spoke to the crowd and called for peace.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters gather in New York’s Times Square on June 1.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters walk off the Manhattan Bridge in New York after being blocked by police on June 2. Police were on both sides of the bridge as peaceful protesters were in the middle. Eventually the protesters were allowed to walk away and leave the area.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters lie down in an intersection, blocking traffic in Coralville, Iowa, on June 2.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Members of the National Guard watch as demonstrators march along Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on June 2.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters on horseback rally in downtown Houston on June 2.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters rally in Bethesda, Maryland, on June 2.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A resident of Clarksville, Tennessee, holds up a sign that says “I can’t breathe” across the street from protesters on June 2.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters rally outside the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus on June 2.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Hundreds of surfers in Encinitas, California, gather in support of Black Lives Matter on June 3.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Demonstrators brave the rain to protest near the White House on June 4.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters march in San Diego on June 4.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Jessica Moore attempts to hold dialogue with a counter-protester while rallying in Anna, Illinois, on June 4.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Demonstrators paint the words “defund the police” as they protest near the White House on June 6.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters stretch more than five blocks during a demonstration near the White House on June 6.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York on June 6.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters pack the lawn at the Indiana Capitol on June 6.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, closes her eyes during a vigil for her daughter in Louisville on June 6. Taylor’s death was another flashpoint in national demonstrations over police brutality. She was killed in March 2020 by police officers executing a no-knock warrant.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Demonstrators take to the streets in Clayton, Missouri, on June 6.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters are arrested after violating curfew in New York on June 5.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

The new Black Lives Matter Plaza is seen in Washington, DC, on June 5. The words “Black Lives Matter” were painted on two blocks of 16th Street. The painters were contracted by Mayor Muriel Bowser.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A person watches protesters march in St. Louis on June 7.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters lie in a street near the White House on June 7.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace wears a shirt that reads “I Can’t Breathe – Black Lives Matter” as the National Anthem is played before a Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on June 7. Wallace, the only Black driver in NASCAR’s top circuit, has been an outspoken advocate of the Black Lives Matter movement.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Seattle Police and Washington National Guard personnel retake control of an intersection as demonstrators clashed with law enforcement near the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct shortly after midnight on June 8.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Josiah Brown fist-bumps a member of the US Secret Service after he and his mother, Alexis Brown, prayed over the officers near the White House on June 9.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Minnesota state troopers surround a statue of Christopher Columbus after activists pulled it down in front of the Capitol in St. Paul on June 10. Columbus has long been a contentious figure in history for his treatment of the Indigenous communities he encountered and for his role in the violent colonization at their expense.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Members of the 1199SEIU union, the nation’s largest union of health-care workers, kneel during a June 11 vigil at the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in New York.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Demonstrators set fire to a Wendy’s restaurant in Atlanta on June 13. Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by police near the restaurant’s drive-thru on June 12. Brooks was shot after police moved to handcuff him for suspected driving under the influence, according to videos from the scene. The videos show that Brooks took an officer’s Taser during the attempted arrest and then fired the Taser at the officers as he ran away. One officer then fatally shot Brooks three times with his service weapon, authorities said. Brooks was shot twice in the back, according to a release by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office. The police officer who killed Brooks, Garrett Rolfe, was charged with murder. Rolfe’s attorneys say he was legally justified and acting in self-defense. Atlanta’s police chief resigned.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A woman shouts slogans as she protests outside the burned Wendy’s restaurant in Atlanta on June 15.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, detain members of the New Mexico Civil Guard, an armed civilian group, after a man was shot during a protest on June 15. The shooting happened as protesters were trying to pull down a statue of Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate. A 31-year-old man was arrested in connection with the shooting, police said. The New Mexico Civil Guard told CNN by email that the man was not part of their group.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Members of Spark-Y, a nonprofit youth empowerment group, build a garden at the George Floyd memorial site in Minneapolis on June 17.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Fireworks explode over the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee during a Juneteenth celebration in Richmond, Virginia, on June 19. The Juneteenth holiday commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Activist Angela Davis raises her fist during a Juneteenth shutdown and protest at the Port of Oakland in California.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

People pray together during a Juneteenth event at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters try to enter a gate leading to the BOK Center, where President Donald Trump was holding a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 20. It was the President’s first rally since the coronavirus pandemic began.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters near the White House try to pull down a statue of former President Andrew Jackson on June 22.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Protesters march in the street during a demonstration in Minneapolis on June 25.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

A couple draws guns on people who were protesting against St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson on June 28. The demonstration came after Krewson, on a Facebook live video, read the names and addresses of people calling for police reform, according to CNN affiliate KMOV. The man and woman with the guns were identified as Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who live on the private street the protesters were walking on. “The peaceful protesters were not the subject of scorn or disdain by the McCloskeys,” their attorney, Albert S. Watkins, said in a statement to CNN. “To the contrary, they were expecting and supportive of the message of the protesters.” He said “the actions of violence, destruction of property and acts of threatening aggression by a few individuals” put the McCloskeys “in fear of imminent harm.” In October, the McCloskeys were indicted on weapons and tampering with evidence charges. They pleaded not guilty.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

Artists and volunteers descended on a basketball court in a historically Black neighborhood of Annapolis, Maryland, to paint a 7,000-square-foot mural of Breonna Taylor over the Fourth of July weekend. The project was led by Annapolis-based Future History Now, a nonprofit art collective that creates murals with youth facing adversity in underserved communities.

How George Floyd’s death reignited a movement

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