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What to expect in closings for ex-cop’s trial in Floyd death

For three weeks, prosecutors at the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd played and replayed video, supplementing the bystander video that shocked the world with multiple other angles of Floyd’s arrest. And over and over, Derek Chauvin’s attorney argued that the visual evidence is deceptive, and that Floyd was

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Defense rests without Chauvin testimony at murder trial

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. Closing arguments are set to begin Monday, after

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The Derek Chauvin Trial — Day Six

Editor’s Note: See our coverage of the first day of the trial here, the second day here, and the third day here, the fourth day here, and the fifth day here. Day Six started with an intriguing but mysterious ruling by the judge that there had been no juror misconduct. He did not say what the misconduct might have been.

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