The killing of George Floyd and trial of Derek Chauvin
The killing of George Floyd, 46, of St. Louis Park — who repeatedly told a Minneapolis police officer he couldn’t breathe as the officer knelt on his neck on May 25, 2020 — sparked days of unrest in Minneapolis and St. Paul and mass protests across the globe.
The four officers involved have been fired. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin — the officer with his knee on Floyd’s neck — faces charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Jury selection in his case began March 9, with opening statements on March 29. The three other ex-cops, who were at the arrest, have been charged with two counts each of aiding and abetting in the death. Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao go on trial in August.
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