EXPLAINER: In ex-cop's trial, defense promises video too
March 28, 2021
CHICAGO (AP) — It's clear video will be the central focus at the trial that began Monday for a white former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd — and not just the widely seen bystander video that set off nationwide protests last year. The defense says it will also use videos to make its case.
Derek Chauvin, 45, is charged with murder and manslaughter in the May 25 death of Floyd, who was Black. Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for over 9 minutes during Floyd's arrest on suspicion of passing a counterfeit $20 bill.
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