Prosecutors rested their case on Tuesday in opposition to Derek Chauvin, the previous Minneapolis police officer on trial for homicide and manslaughter for the demise of George Floyd.
“Your honor, the state of Minnesota rests,” prosecutor Steve Schleicher informed Decide Peter Cahill.
Prosecutors referred to as practically 40 witnesses through the first two weeks of the high-profile trial together with medical consultants, present and former cops and bystanders to Floyd’s 25 Might 2020 arrest.
The 45-year-old Chauvin, who’s white, was seen in a video taken by a bystander kneeling on Floyd’s neck for greater than 9 minutes because the handcuffed 46-year-old Black man complained repeatedly that he “cannot breathe.”
The video touched off protests in opposition to racial injustice and police brutality in the US and all over the world.
After the prosecution rested its case, Chauvin’s legal professional, Eric Nelson, started his presentation by calling a police officer to the witness stand who was concerned in an arrest of Floyd a 12 months earlier.
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