Court proceedings in the murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin will continue on Tuesday amid renewed unrest in Minneaopolis following the police killing of a Black man.
Protests have erupted in Minnesota following the death of Daunte Wright, who was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center on Monday. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said at a news conference on Monday that the officer who shot Wright intended to use her taser but accidentally discharged her gun. As CrimeOnline reported, a medical examiner has ruled Wright’s death a homicide.
As the New York Times reports, the prosecution is expected to rest on the 12th day of testimony after presenting several expert witnesses who testified about the cause of George Floyd’s death. Floyd died in May 2020 during an arrest on suspicion of using a counterfeit bill at a grocery store. While taking Floyd into custody, Chauvin knelt on the unarmed man’s neck for several minutes, until Floyd lost consciousness.
Chauvin has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder,and second-degree manslaughter.
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