This nonetheless picture taken from a Could 25, 2020, video courtesy of Darnella Frazier through Fb, reveals a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer arresting George Floyd. (AFP PHOTO / FACEBOOK / DARNELLA FRAZIER)
Former Minneapolis police Derek Chauvin waived his proper to testify to the jury at his homicide trial for the lethal arrest final Could of George Floyd.
The defence additionally advised Hennepin County District Decide Peter Cahill it could name no extra witnesses after two days of testimony. Prosecutors from the Minnesota lawyer normal’s workplace stated they might name at the very least one rebuttal witness.
Chauvin, who’s white, was seen in bystander video kneeling on the neck of Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man in handcuffs, for greater than 9 minutes after Floyd was accused of utilizing a counterfeit $20 invoice to purchase cigarettes.
The footage of his dying sparked international protests towards the disproportionate use of pressure by police towards Black individuals.
His attorneys referred to as an professional on the usage of pressure to inform the jury that Chauvin’s use of pressure was applicable, contradicting the Minneapolis police chief, who testified that it far exceeded an applicable response.
Additionally they referred to as a forensic pathologist who stated Floyd, whose dying was dominated a murder by the hands of the police, actually died of coronary heart illness, and that the exhaust fumes of the adjoining police automobile could have additionally poisoned him.
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