“Mr. Chauvin betrayed his oath with excessive and unreasonable use of force”
Monday was marked by the screening of the famous video, broadcast in full in the morning by prosecutor Jerry W. Blackwell. “We are going to prove to you that Mr. Chauvin is not innocent”, he explained, “he betrayed his oath with an excessive and unreasonable use of force on the body of Mr. Floyd”. Derek Chauvin was present in the courtroom. We saw him watching this video, showing no emotion and taking some notes in a notebook.
Jurors, who remain anonymous, do not appear onscreen as the trial airs nationwide.
George Floyd’s relatives kneel 9 minutes in front of the courthouse
Derek Chauvin’s lawyer will try, over the next few weeks, to prove that George Floyd did not die because of this arrest, but after an overdose. He asked jurors to stick to the facts. “There is no political or social cause in this courtroom,” said Eric Nelson, “the evidence is much more important than 9 minutes and 29 seconds”.
George Floyd’s relatives gathered on Monday morning in front of the Minneapolis courthouse. The family lawyer talks about a historic lawsuit for America. The rally was concluded with a symbolic gesture: they all knelt together for nearly nine minutes.
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