WATCH: Closing Arguments Made in Trial of Derek Chauvin as Nation Braces for Verdict
By Fox News // April 19, 2021
Derek Chauvin charged in George Floyd's death
ABOVE VIDEO: The murder trial continues for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who is charged in George Floyd’s death.The trial will resume Monday at 10 a.m. ET for closing arguments.
(FOX NEWS) – Closing arguments are underway on Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin amid heightened safety concerns after a National Guard and Minneapolis Police Department neighborhood security team was fired upon over the weekend in a drive-by shooting.
Attorneys from both sides are seeking to distill three weeks of testimony in order to convince jurors to acquit or convict Chauvin on second- and third-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.
Jurors in Hennepin County District Court first began hearing testimony in the case on March 29.
Meanwhile, no team members were seriously injured in the drive-by shooting on Sunday. Two National Guard members sustained minor injuries from the incident. One Guardsman sustained an injury from shattered glass requiring additional care and was taken to a local hospital, according to a statement. The other Guardsman received only superficial injuries.
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