Opening statements have begun in the State vs. Derek Chauvin case. Chauvin is one of four former Minneapolis Police Officers charged in the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. His killing sparked national and international outrage and spurred a movement against police violence and an end to systemic racial injustice.
Chauvin is charged with third-degree murder, second-degree unintentional murder, and second-degree manslaughter. The trial is expected to last at least four weeks.
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The start of the Chauvin trial: jury instructions, opening arguments
A local journalist shares his experience sitting in on the Chauvin trial
Race, intra-racial dynamics at play in Chauvin jury selection
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