Jury considers verdict in murder trial of Derek Chauvin

Minneapolis, Minnesota – The jury in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin over the murder of Black man George Floyd has begun to consider its verdict, with the city of Minneapolis on edge ahead of the decision.

The court heard closing arguments on Monday, with prosecutor Steve Schleicher summarising the state’s position that Chauvin used excessive force when he kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds last May.

Schleicher urged the jury to “believe your eyes”, referring to the graphic video of the incident that was seen around the world and fuelled global protests.

Read more: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/19/closing-arguments-begin-in-derek-chauvin-murder-trial

 

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