For Derek Chauvin's Defense Attorney Eric Nelson, It's All About Raising DoubtEric Nelson has gone hard and consistently at his chief message: that George Floyd's consumption of illegal drugs is to blame for his death, rather than something Derek Chauvin did.
Derek Chauvin Trial, April 9: ME Who Ruled Floyd's Death A Homicide TestifiesBaker's autopsy lists law enforcement restraint and neck compression as part of the cause of death. It also lists contributing factors, including heart disease, fentanyl intoxication, and methamphetamine use.
Derek Chauvin Trial, April 9 Live Updates: Hennepin Co. Medical Examiner Dr. Baker Takes The StandFriday will mark the 10th day of testimony in the Derek Chauvin trial, and the medical examiner who performed the initial autopsy on George Floyd is expected to take the stand. His findings are key to both sides in the case, as the central argument is over Floyd's cause of death: whether it was because of Chauvin's pinning him under his knee for nearly 10 minutes or underlying health conditions and a drug overdose.
Derek Chauvin Trial, April 8: Lung Expert Counters Defense's Claims That Drugs, Poor Health Killed George FloydMedical experts took the stand Thursday in the ninth day of testimony in the Derek Chauvin trial.
Derek Chauvin Trial, April 8 Live Updates: Lung Expert Says Restraint Used Against George Floyd Would Have Killed A Healthy PersonThe ninth day of testimony in the Derek Chauvin trial is set for Thursday, and it's possible that the state will begin calling medical experts to testify that George Floyd died of asphyxia under the ex-officer's knee.
Derek Chauvin Trial, April 8: Medical Expert Testifies George Floyd Died From Lack Of OxygenGeorge Floyd died of a lack of oxygen from being pinned facedown on the pavement with his hands cuffed behind him, a medical expert testified Thursday.
Derek Chauvin Trial, April 7: Forensic Scientist Addresses Why She Didn't Initially Test Pills Found In SquadThe defense pushed back hard on key prosecution witnesses, even getting one law enforcement officer to initially say he believed that Floyd can be heard on one of the body cameras saying he consumed too many drugs.
Derek Chauvin Trial, April 7 Live Updates: Forensic Scientists Testify On Pills Found In MPD Squad Car, Floyd's VehicleThe trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd, is set to continue Wednesday with more testimony from Sgt. Jody Stiger, a use-of-force expert from the Los Angeles Police Department.
Derek Chauvin Trial, Day 7: Officer Who Trained Chauvin And LAPD Use-Of-Force Expert TestifyA use-of-force expert from the Los Angeles Police Department took the stand Tuesday in the seventh day of testimony in the Derek Chauvin trial -- the first of a series of paid experts who will testify.
Derek Chauvin Trial, April 6 Live Updates: LAPD Sgt. Stiger, Use Of Force Expert, Says Chauvin's Force Was 'Excessive'A day after Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo took the stand in the Derek Chauvin trial, more Minneapolis police officers are expected to testify on Tuesday. So far, the jury has heard a number of high-ranking officers condemn Chauvin's decision to kneel on George Floyd's neck, calling the restraint against policy and "totally unnecessary."
George Floyd's Family Often Seen In Court During Derek Chauvin's TrialA member of George Floyd's family often occupies a reserved seat in the back corner of the Minneapolis courtroom where former police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial in Floyd's death. The seat reserved for Chauvin's family goes unclaimed.