The former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted last month for murdering George Floyd is asking the court for a new trial. His lawyers say Chauvin's case was tainted by pretrial publicity.
An independent review will look at reports of deaths in police custody under the tenure of Dr. David Fowler, the retired chief medical examiner who testified for the defense at Derek Chauvin's trial.
Frazier is being hailed for her bravery and quick thinking in recording the video that has been seen by millions and played a key role in former police officer Derek Chauvin's trial.
Racial justice organizers across Georgia watched anxiously Tuesday as the verdict was read in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. The former police officer was found guilty on three counts. GPB spoke with local activists about their reactions.
"George Floyd! Justice!" yelled the crowd gathered outside the Hennepin County Government Center after the jury convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin.
Philonise Floyd began weeping as Judge Peter Cahill read the three guilty verdicts aloud in court on Tuesday. "As an African American, we usually never get justice," he told reporters through tears.
Across the state young people left class in an impromptu demonstration as jurors in Minneapolis began deliberating in the Derek Chauvin trial.
The 12 jurors, who have remained anonymous throughout the trial, will be fully sequestered each night at a nearby hotel until they reach a decision. Any verdict must be unanimous.
The jury in the Derek Chauvin trial begins their deliberations following closing statement from attorneys. Chauvin stands accused of murder after he put his knee into George Floyd's neck for over 9 minutes. In related news, questions are being raised about HB 286, a measure passed by the state legislature that would bar local governments from cutting police budgets by 5% or more.
With the National Guard on patrol and barbed wire fences lining downtown, residents say they feel anxious ahead of a verdict, which could come this week.
The nation's largest suburban shopping mall was filled with consumers, while National Guard troops stood guard in downtown Minneapolis. Making sense of the contrasting images is hard.
Chauvin told Judge Peter Cahill that he would exercise his Fifth Amendment right. Closing arguments are expected to begin on Monday.
"No reasonable officer would have believed that that was an appropriate, acceptable or reasonable use of force," Seth Stoughton, a former police officer and use of force expert, told jurors.
Philonise Floyd said people would go to church just because his brother was there: "He just was like a person everybody loved around the community. He just knew how to make people feel better."
Forensics specialists testified that a handful of pills recovered from the SUV that Floyd was in and the police squad car had very low levels of the controlled substances.