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  • Associated Press

    Jury reaches verdict at trial over George Floyd's death

    MINNEAPOLIS (April 20, 2021) - Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, the explosive case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S.

  • Associated Press

    Out of sight but center stage, jurors weigh Chauvin's fate

    MINNEAPOLIS (April 20, 2021) — The jurors who sat off-camera through three weeks of draining testimony in Derek Chauvin's murder trial in George Floyd's death were in the spotlight Tuesday, still out of sight but now in control of verdicts awaited by a skittish city.

  • Associated Press

    Prosecution, defense lay out closing arguments in Chauvin case

    MINNEAPOLIS (April 19, 2021) — A prosecutor says Derek Chauvin "had to know" he was squeezing the life out of George Floyd as the black man cried out over and over that he couldn't breathe.

  • Associated Press

    Attorneys at Chauvin trial in Floyd death make final pitch

    MINNEAPOLIS (April 19, 2021) — Attorneys in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd will make their closing arguments Monday. Each side will be seeking to distill three weeks of testimony into a compelling argument that persuades jurors to deliver their view of the right verdict.

  • Associated Press

    Defense rests without Chauvin testimony at murder trial

    MINNEAPOLIS (April 15, 2021) — Former Officer Derek Chauvin chose not to take the stand as testimony at his murder trial ended Thursday, passing up the chance to explain to the jury and the public for the first time what he was thinking when he pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck.

  • Associated Press

    Chauvin won't testify at murder trial in Floyd's death

    MINNEAPOLIS (April 15, 2021) — The defense at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd rested its case Thursday without putting Chauvin on the stand, wrapping up after two days of testimony to the prosecution’s two weeks.

  • Associated Press

    Minnesota police officer faces court hearing on shooting

    BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (April 15, 2021) — A former police officer faced her first court appearance Thursday in the Sunday traffic-stop shooting of motorist Daunte Wright that has engulfed a small Minneapolis suburb with nightly riots and looting.

  • Associated Press

    Expert blames George Floyd's death on heart rhythm problem

    MINNEAPOLIS (April 14, 2021) — George Floyd died of a sudden heart rhythm problem due to his heart disease while being restrained by police, a retired forensic pathologist testified for the defense Wednesday at former Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial.

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