Special coverage: Reaction to Chauvin trial closing arguments

Two men listen to a judge during a trial
Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd last May, and defense attorney Eric Nelson listen as Judge Peter Cahill speaks during Chauvin's trial on Monday, April 19, 2021.
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The jury is deliberating in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd last May.

MPR News host Angela Davis on Monday talked with law experts, reporters and listeners in reaction to closing arguments in the case. The special coverage included the last part of the defense's closing arguments ahead of the prosecution's rebuttal.


Susan Gaertner served as Ramsey County Attorney from 1995 to 2011 and is currently a partner at Lathrop GPM.

Kami Chavis is a former federal prosecutor, a professor of law and director of the criminal justice program at the Wake Forest University School of Law.

Nadine Graves is a former assistant public defender for Hennepin County who is now in private practice.

Brandt Williams and Jon Collins are MPR News reporters who have been covering the Chauvin trial.

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