Here Are Some Possible Reasons Derek Chauvin Didn't TestifyIt was a high-stakes decision. Taking the stand could have helped humanize Derek Chauvin to jurors who haven't heard from him directly at trial.
Watch The Derek Chauvin Trial LiveThe defense case is underway Thursday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd.
Defense's Medical Expert In Derek Chauvin Trial Says George Floyd's Cause Of Death Is 'Undetermined'A defense expert testified Wednesday that George Floyd's manner of death cannot be determined because he believes there are many conflicting, contributing factors.
Derek Chauvin Trial: Morries Hall, Friend Of George Floyd, Refuses To TestifyA friend of George Floyd who was with him the night he died won't testify at the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged in his death, the judge overseeing the case ruled Wednesday.
Derek Chauvin Trial, April 14 Live Updates: Under Cross Examination, Defense's Medical Expert Agrees Floyd Needed 'Immediate Emergency Attention' For Cardiac ArrestThe defense in the Derek Chauvin trial is expected to call medical experts on Wednesday as it attempts to sow doubt on whether the former Minneapolis police officer's actions killed George Floyd, rather than underlying health conditions or drug use. It remains unknown if Chauvin will take the stand in his own defense.
Judge Cahill Denies Request To Acquit Derek Chauvin In George Floyd's DeathRequests for an acquittal are routinely made midway through a trial and are usually denied.
Derek Chauvin Trial, April 13: Defense's Expert Witness Says Use Of Force Against George Floyd 'Justified'For the first time since the start of the murder trial for Derek Chauvin, jurors heard witnesses say Tuesday the former police officer did the right thing.
Derek Chauvin Trial, April 13 Live Updates: Defense's Use-Of-Force Expert Says Chauvin Didn't Use Deadly ForceAs the Derek Chauvin trial is expected to move into its next phase on Tuesday, with the defense beginning to call witnesses, one question hangs over the proceedings: Will the former Minneapolis police officer take the stand and explain to jurors why he knelt on George Floyd's neck?
Prosecution Rests, Defense Begins To Present Its Case In Derek Chauvin TrialThe prosecution has rested its case and the defense for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death is now presenting its case Tuesday.
Prosecution Finishes Questioning Their Last Witnesses In Derek Chauvin TrialThe defense is expected to wrap up their case later this week, with closing arguments expected Monday, one week from today.
Derek Chauvin Trial, April 12 Live Updates: Judge Says Defense's Case Will Begin TuesdayTestimony in the trial of Derek Chauvin is set to enter its third week on Monday, a day after another Black man was fatally shot by police in the Twin Cities, sparking unrest and looting along the some of same streets damaged after the death of George Floyd.
Philonise Floyd Sheds Tears For His Brother George While On The Stand In Chauvin TrialGeorge Floyd's brother shed tears on the witness stand Monday as he was shown a picture of his late mother and a young George.
Derek Chauvin Trial Judge Denies Defense's Request To Sequester Jury Following Brooklyn Center ShootingThe judge in the George Floyd murder case refused a defense request to immediately sequester the jury Monday, the morning after the killing of a Black man during a traffic stop triggered unrest in a suburb just outside Minneapolis.
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.
Protesters Rally At Downtown Minneapolis Courthouse, Vow To Show Up Day Or NightThe event was organized by several coalitions, including CAIR Minnesota and Communities United Against Police Brutality.