Good morning readers and welcome to the live coverage of the Derek Chauvin trial.Litigation against Chauvin continued this morning at 9 a.m. CT in Minneapolis, with the hearing entering the ninth day of the testimony.
Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, faces charges of second-degree accidental manslaughter, third-degree manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd̵7;s death. During the arrest last May
Chauvin, who was white, pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck, who was Black, for more than nine minutes during a fatal encounter. He pleaded not guilty to the charge.
So far, the trials have been divided into several main topics. Prosecutors questioned witnesses, including Chauvin’s former colleagues and chief of police, about the proper use of force.
They tried to prove that Chauvin’s behavior was against departmental guidelines and that it was blatant excessive use of force, resulting in the death of Floyd.
Chauvin’s defense, through hearings, attempted to separate concrete ideas about the use of force, effectively arguing that using too much force in a situation might be appropriate and justified.
Remember: Eric Nelson, his attorney, claimed, basically through questioning whether the mobs that formed around Floyd’s arrest could pose a threat to Chauvin and his colleagues at the scene where Will move metrics to suitability)
Chauvin’s defense also tried to argue that Floyd’s drug use cost him his death, not a knee to the neck, as he yelled for help and finally stopped breathing.
Several key takeaways from Wednesday’s action are as follows:
- Sgt Jody StigerWhich prosecutors called as a witness, an expert on the use of force said Chua Win’s use of forceNot materialistically reasonable “
- Stiger, whose defense tried to notify, said the crowd might be posting a risk, stood on the floor and said: “Over time in the video, it becomes clear that Mr Floyd’s doctor… his health worsened. His breath kept getting lower, his tone of voice becoming lower and lower, his movements began to stop. At that point, as a crime scene officer, it is your responsibility to realize that ‘OK, something’s not right.’ Something has changed greatly from what happened before, so you have the responsibility to take some action. ”
- Both the Mercedes SUV Floyd were present before the arrest, including the police cars at the scene. It is subject to a second forensic investigation.While the pills were captured in photographs on these vehicles during the first forensic examination on May 27, they were neither logged on nor subject to chemical analysis until December 2020. And in early 2021, respectively, Nelson had pushed forward to suggest that investigators made a big mistake in failing this to raise suspicion of general investigations.
- Evidence reveals that both drugs contain methamphetamine and fentanyl.
- Susan NeithA forensic chemist from Pennsylvania who analyzed the pill said levels of some of the methamphetamine discovered were low, between 1.9% and 2.9%. Roadside methamphetamine has been found with anywhere from 90% to 100% methamphetamine, so the testimony suggests that relatively low levels of methamphetamine can be controversial. Nelson’s overdose matter.
For now, check back soon for incomplete reporting and analysis.