Prosecutors told jurors to "believe your eyes" in closing arguments in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer
Chauvin, who is white, pushed his knee into the neck of George Floyd, a 46-year-old handcuffed Black man, for more than nine minutes outside the grocery store that had accused Floyd of using a counterfeit $20 bill to buy cigarettes.
Chauvin has pleaded not guilty to second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree "depraved mind" murder and second-degree manslaughter. He waived his right to testify before the jurors, and his lead lawyer,
Defense lawyer Eric Nelson, argued in his closing arguments in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin that Chauvin behaved as any "reasonable police officer" would, saying that he followed his training from 19 years on the force. Chauvin, who is white, pushed his knee into the neck of Floyd, a 46-year-old handcuffed Black man, for more than nine minutes outside the grocery store where he had been suspected of buying cigarettes with a fake $20 bill.
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