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Defense in Floyd's killing: Officer spoke up, was ignored


February 23, 2022

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attorney for a rookie Minneapolis police officer charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights said during closing arguments at his federal trial Tuesday that his client spoke up to Officer Derek Chauvin but was ignored.

Earl Gray is the attorney for Thomas Lane, who held Floyd's feet while Chauvin knelt on the Black man's neck for 9 1/2 minutes and another officer knelt on Floyd's back. Chauvin was the senior officer on the scene.

Gray said that Lane was "very concerned" about Floyd and suggested rolling Floyd on his side so he could breathe, but was rebuf...

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