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DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL

The former Minneapolis Police officer was convicted of murder in April, a year after he kneeled on George Floyd's neck May 25, 2020, killing him outside a south Minneapolis convenience store. The incident, caught on video by a bystander, galvanized the U.S. police reform movement and set off a wave of protests.
The former Minneapolis Police officer was convicted of murder in April, a year after he kneeled on George Floyd's neck May 25, 2020, killing him outside a south Minneapolis convenience store. The incident, caught on video by a bystander, galvanized the U.S. police reform movement and set off a wave of protests.
Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday, June 25, for the murder of George Floyd. Watch a stream here.
The sentencing of the former Minneapolis Police officer comes more than a year after he was filmed kneeling on Floyd's neck outside a south Minneapolis convenience store, setting off a wave of protests — some of which devolved into riots —and prompting nationwide calls for policing reform.

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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, May 4, asked a Minneapolis judge for a new trial two weeks after he was found guilty in the killing of George Floyd.
Brandon Mitchell, juror No. 52, said on “CBS This Morning” that the pressure and stress came from watching video evidence each day of George Floyd's death.
Even before the jury's decision was made public on Tuesday, state officials called for peace as demonstrations went on in the Twin Cities and possible civil unrest was expected.
One day after legal arguments concluded in the trial against former-Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd, a jury found Chauvin guilty on all three charges.
George Floyd's final moments were captured on bystander video and viewed by millions of people around the world in a matter of hours. The incident became one of the most infamous police encounters in history, sparking unprecedented international protests and renewed discussion about race and policing.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz will comment on the Derek Chauvin trial verdict Tuesday, April 20. Watch a stream here.

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Here are select quotes from summations to the jury by prosecuting attorney Steve Schleicher of the Minnesota attorney general's office, defense attorney Eric Nelson and prosecuting attorney Jerry Blackwell, who rebutted Nelson's presentation.
U.S. President Joe Biden spoke with George Floyd's family on Monday "to check in with them and also share that the family was in his prayers." The 12 sequestered jurors are considering three weeks of testimony from 45 witnesses, along with hours of video evidence that make up the most high-profile U.S. case involving accusations of police misconduct in decades.
Attorneys returned to familiar subjects of debate on the final day of arguments in the trial of the ex-officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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