The police chief who fired Derek Chauvin is among those expected to testify this week as Derek Chauvin’s murder trial continues on Monday.
Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter, and third-degree murder in the death of George Floyd, an unarmed man who died after Chauvin knelt on his neck for several minutes during an arrest.
As the Washington Post reports, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo is expected to take the stand during the second week of tesitmony. Arradondo fired Chauvin and three other officers who participated in Floyd’s arrest.
It appears that some of Monday’s testimony will not be broadcast. Judge Peter Cahill is expected to offer an explanation after proceedings begin on Monday.
Last week, Richard Zimmerman, lieutenant of the Minneapolis Police Department’s homicide unit, said on the stand that Chavin’s use of force was inappropriate, and that the officers did not appear to be in danger.
Testimony will continue Monday at 10:30 a.m. CT/9:30 AM ET.
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