In the concluding remarks The trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, They were accused of suffocating George Floyd, an African American, to death in May 2020. They closed the case in Minneapolis (Minnesota, U.S.) on Monday and the case is currently being pronounced. Awaiting consideration by the jury.
The Minnesota State Attorney’s Office and Chauvin’s defenders showed their final version before the jury, which lasted about four hours. Unanimous decision.
After listening to the arguments of both parties and the deliberation instructions given to them by the judge, the jury members left the conference room.right now They will be quarantined and locked in a hotel to review all tests Appear in court and make a decision.
Judge Peter Cahill reminded the jurors that his verdict must be unanimous and asked them to rely only on the evidence provided at the trial. “They must be absolutely fair”, Cahill told them and asked them not to be taken away by prejudice or to ask public opinion to influence their decisions.
The jurors appeared in court, and the defense lawyer Eric Nelson (Eric Nelson) Call for “abortion” Due to “procedural misconduct”, Cahill rejected the request.
On the streets of Minneapolis, the tension outside the courthouse is obvious, and there is Thousands of National Guard soldiers The United States and other security forces are awaiting the verdict, which may be announced in the next few days.
After concluding the debate, the jury members must decide whether Chauvin is guilty of the three charges he faces: Second degree murder Sentenced to up to 40 years in prison; Third grade murder The maximum sentence is 25 years, and Second-degree wrongful death, Deprivation of liberty lasted 10 years.
However, since he has no criminal record, Can only be sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison He was charged the first two times and sentenced to four years in prison for the third time.
In the closing debate, Minnesota State Attorney Steve Schleicher clarified that being a policeman is “a noble profession”, but Qiao Wen “carried his badge when he was born.” And everything it represents”. He pressed Freud’s neck with his knee for 9 minutes and 29 seconds.
After showing several images and videos of the incident, the prosecutor emphasized that Chauvin’s behavior was “This is not how the police train Follow the rules”.
Chauvin’s defense attorney Nelson (Nelson) filed charges against the prosecutor’s office and made sure that Failed to prove Former police.
In front of the jurors, Nelson recalled Presumption of innocence His client confirmed that the job of the Minnesota Attorney’s Office was to prove that “he was guilty within reasonable suspicion” and that “he did not succeed.”
The last step of the experiment is Increased tensions In recent weeks, police opened fire at a police station in the country after the deaths of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old African American in the Brooklyn Center, New York, and Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old in Chicago.