Capturing history: One year covering the George Floyd story

George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was killed on May 25, 2020, by a white Minneapolis police officer who responded to a caller from a convenience store reporting someone had used counterfeit bills. Cellphone footage captured by a teen witness of Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck as he pleaded for air sparked months of protests in Minnesota and around the world.

On April 20, 2021, former officer Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s killing; three other former officers involved still await trial.

At the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s murder, MPR Morning Edition's Cathy Wurzer brought together MPR News journalists in a virtual conversation to discuss their experiences covering the story from the beginning.

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