Ochachonews: Derek Chauvin Trial Begins Today
The murder trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who allegedly killed George Floyd, is set to begin today.
Floyd, a Black man, died after Chauvin appeared on video pressing his knee to the man’s neck for nearly nine minutes on May 25th last year.
The medical examiner concluded the manner of death a homicide – although he also said he found a “pretty high” level of fentanyl in his system.
The case quickly led to nationwide protests over racial justice and left-wing calls to “defund the police,” and more protests in October after Chauvin was released on $1 million bond.
Chauvin, 44, spent 19 years with the Minneapolis Police Department and won multiple medals for bravery as well as 17 civilian complaints against him.
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