The Minnesota State Attorney’s Office and Chauvin’s defenders submitted the final version on Monday The verdict must be accepted for four hours before the jury, and all verdicts must be passed unanimously. The Attorney of Minnesota (United States) emphasized at the hearing for the death of African American George Floyd, In the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police as an institution were “untrial”, The former agent was accused of suffocating Floyd.
“The case is called’Minnesota v. Derek Joven; it is not called’Minnesota v. Police.'” Attorney Steve Schleicher at the jury in Infloy in May 2020 De’s death told the jury when the debate ended. In addition, Schleicher said in the jury speech: “Trust your eyes, this is murder”
Schleicher said in the argument Being a policeman is “a noble profession”, But when Qiao Wen pressed his knee on Freud’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, he “betrayed his badge and everything it represented.”
After showing several images and videos of the incident, the prosecutor emphasized: Chauvin’s way of acting “is not a police training method, Follow the rules”.
“The defendant His judgment is not because of who he is, but because of what he did“He said, looking at the jurors.
The prosecutor’s office and the defense introduced what happened the last time this Monday Before the jury of 14 people, Although in the end there will be twelve people to deliberate and decide the verdict.
After listening to the arguments of both parties, The members of the jury quarantined them in the hotel to examine all the evidence presented At trial and pronounced.
Former agent is Was charged with second-degree murder, with a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, The maximum sentence for murder in the third grade is 25 years, and the murder in the second grade is deprived of liberty for up to 10 years.
however, Since he has no criminal record, he can only be sentenced to up to twelve and a half years in prison He was charged the first two times and sentenced to four years in prison for the third time.
Chauvin, 45, pleaded not guilty All expenses.
Throughout the trial, which began on March 29, the prosecutor’s office argued that Freud died of suffocation due to pressure on Chauvin’s knee. The defense argued that his death was due to other reasons, such as underlying illness, High blood pressure, opiate use and current stress.
The last part of the trial is In the context of increasing tensions in the U.S. In recent weeks, police officers died in the shooting of the Brooklyn Center (Minnesota) and 20-year-old African American Daunte Wright and 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago.