UPDATE: Derek Chauvin's Sentencing Date Has Been Set -- READ MORE HERE

The world was watching Tuesday afternoon as the verdict in the Derek Chauvin case was announced. After 10 hours of deliberation, the jury returned a guilty verdict on all three charges against the former Minneapolis police officer. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled for about 8 weeks from now.

Shortly after the verdict was read, Chauvin was handcuffed and escorted out of the courtroom. That's when viewers noticed something was scribbled on his hand and people immediately started to speculate. You can see the image of his hands above and watch him being taken away in this video. (TMZ was able to solve the mystery - read what was written below.)

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Here’s What Was Written on Derek Chauvin’s Hand as He Was Led Away in Cuffs

TMZ reached out to  Derek's lawyer, Eric Nelson, to ask what was written on his client's hand. Chauvin's lawyer, Eric Nelson, told the website that typically covers celebrity gossip, "his client wrote the number (his lawyer's phone number) ahead of the conviction because the convicted former cop knew if the jury found him guilty of second-degree murder he'd almost certainly have his bail revoked and he'd be remanded to custody."

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UPDATE: Derek Chauvin's Sentencing Date Has Been Set -- READ MORE HERE

MINNESOTA GOVERNOR TIM WALZ ISSUES A STATEMENT ON THE VERDICT

Governor Tim Walz issued a statement immediately after the verdict was read. Walz described the jury's decision as an important step forward for justice in Minnesota but also stated "our work has only begun."

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CITY OF ROCHESTER ISSUES A STATEMENT ON THE CHAUVIN TRIAL

Tuesday evening, the City of Rochester released a statement on the jury's decision that said, "In order to stand with our entire community, we must acknowledge the pain, both lingering and fresh, being laid bare and caused by racial inequities across our state and country." The press release from the city, which you can read in its entirety here, also said the city has more work to do to create a safe and inclusive community.