A US jury has found a former police officer guilty of murder over the death of African-American, George Floyd on a Minneapolis street last year.

Derek Chauvin, 45, was filmed kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes during his arrest last May.

The widely watched footage sparked worldwide protests against racism and excessive use of force by police.

Chauvin was found guilty on three charges: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.

His bail was immediately revoked and he was placed in custody.

Sentencing is likely to happen in two months, and Chauvin could spend decades in jail.

He is expected to appeal against the verdict.