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Derek Chauvin is on trial for George Floyd's death: Live coverage

March 31, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Closing arguments are set to start in the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged in the death of George Floyd. Follow here for the latest.

Prosecutors and the defense will offer competing visions of Derek Chauvin's role in George Floyd's death during closing arguments Monday in the former Minneapolis officer's criminal trial.

The closing arguments come after prosecutors called 38 witnesses to testify, including police use-of-force experts who criticized Chauvin and medical experts who explained how Floyd died.

Juror deliberations are expected to begin this week in the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin.

The defense presented its witness and expert testimony last week in the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin.

At the heart of defense attorney Eric Nelson's case is the argument that medical reasons, not Chauvin's actions, caused Floyd's death that evening.

Expert testified that Chauvin's actions were justified: Barry Brodd, a former police officer and use-of-force expert called by the defense on Tuesday, testified that Chauvin was justified in kneeling on Floyd for more than nine minutes and did not use deadly force.

St. Paul, Minnesota, Mayor Melvin Carter spoke to CNN about the possible protests following a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.

Police are preparing across the United States ahead of a potential jury verdict in the following weeks in the Derek Chauvin trial.

When closing arguments are delivered today in the trial of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, jurors will have sat through the testimony of seven witnesses for the defense and 38 for the prosecution.

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