• Derek Chauvin's Drug OD Defense is Pure Smoke Screen, Ben Crump Says

    12 days ago - By TMZ

    Derek Chauvin's defense in his murder trial - claiming George Floyd died from a drug overdose - is similar to the tactic used in Rodney King's trial... but civil rights attorney Ben Crump says it's a shameful attempt to distract jurors. Ben...
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  • Trial Underway in Minneapolis for Ex-Police Officer Accused in George Floyd's Death

    12 days ago - By Essence

    By Donna Owens · March 29, 2021March 29, 2021 Opening arguments have begun in the criminal trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who faces murder and other charges in the death of George Floyd last Memorial Day. Floyd, 46, died in police custody on May 25, 2020. Viral cell phone video shows Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. Floyd, who was handcuffed and lying on the ground, said “I can't breathe,” and called out for his mother as Chauvin, 45, kept his hands in his pockets and did not render assistance. Floyd's grisly death sparked Black...
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  • Derek Chauvin Trial Begins As Prosecutor Says Opioid Use is No Defense

    12 days ago - By TMZ

    The murder trial of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd is underway, and the prosecutor began by showing the jury the infamous video that launched a criminal prosecution and a racial equality movement. Prosecutor Jerry Blackwell told the...
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  • Derek Chauvin's Defense Claims Floyd Died From Drug OD

    12 days ago - By TMZ

    The defense in the Derek Chauvin murder trial began his opening statement by making it clear... the key to his defense is that George Floyd allegedly died from drugs and not by the actions of his client. Attorney Eric Nelson told the jury... the...
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