Ex-officer's trial in George Floyd's death shows courtroom tactics

Ex-officer's trial in George Floyd's death shows courtroom tactics

By Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS: The murder trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death has introduced viewers from around the world to a vast array of defense and prosecution tactics aimed at swaying the jury. Some strategies and terms that have become part of Derek Chauvin’s trial are rare outside criminal courtrooms. The Associated Press has taken closer looks into them to better explain what viewers are seeing and hearing. Video shows Chauvin pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes, 29 seconds last May…

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Expert says George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen

Expert says George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen

By Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS: George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen, which damaged his brain and caused his heart to stop, a medical expert testified Thursday at former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. Floyd’s breathing was too shallow to take in enough oxygen while he was pinned facedown with his hands cuffed behind his back for 9 1/2 minutes as Chauvin knelt on his neck and back, said Dr. Martin Tobin, a lung and critical care specialist at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola University’s medical school in Chicago.…

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Kneeling on Floyd's neck violated department policy, training: Police Chief Medaria Arradondo

Kneeling on Floyd's neck violated department policy, training: Police Chief Medaria Arradondo

By Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS: The Minneapolis police chief who called George Floyd’s death “murder” soon after it happened testified that Officer Derek Chauvin had clearly violated department policy when he pinned Floyd’s neck beneath his knee for more than 9 minutes. Continuing to kneel on Floyd’s neck once he was handcuffed behind his back and lying on his stomach was “in no way, shape or form” part of department policy or training, “and it is certainly not part of our ethics or our values,” Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said Monday…

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George Floyd death trial 'defining' chance for justice: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

George Floyd death trial 'defining' chance for justice: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

By AFP GENEVA: The trial of a US police officer facing murder charges for the death of George Floyd is a crucial and defining opportunity for justice, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Friday. However, it is a chance denied to countless other families, because “so many cases” involving the deaths of people of African descent never make it to court, Bachelet told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. In the US state of Minnesota, Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, is facing murder and manslaughter charges over the…

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Black lives matter: Dozens rally before ex-officer put on trial in George Floyd's death

Black lives matter: Dozens rally before ex-officer put on trial in George Floyd's death

By Associated Press MINNESOTA: Dozens of people gathered in front of the Minnesota governor’s mansion on Saturday to demand accountability for police officers, days before a former Minneapolis officer is scheduled to go on trial in the death of George Floyd. Many of the roughly 150 people who demonstrated in Minnesota were family members of others who died during police encounters. Similar protests were being organized in cities around the country in advance of the trial of Derek Chauvin. Floyd, a Black man, died May 25 after Chauvin, who is…

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US cop who put his knee to George Floyd's neck to be tried alone

US cop who put his knee to George Floyd's neck to be tried alone

By Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS: A former Minneapolis police officer who held his knee to George Floyd’s neck for minutes will be tried separately from the three other former officers accused in his death, according to an order filed Tuesday that cites limited courtroom space due to COVID-19 restrictions. Derek Chauvin will stand trial alone in March while the other three former officers will be tried together in the summer. In his order, Judge Peter Cahill cited the limitations of physical space during the coronavirus pandemic, saying it is “impossible to…

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Ex-officer charged in George Floyd's death freed on USD 1 million bond

Ex-officer charged in George Floyd's death freed on USD 1 million bond

By PTI The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd posted bail Wednesday and was released from prison, leading Minnesota’s governor to activate the National Guard to help keep the peace in the event of protests. According to court documents, Derek Chauvin posted a $1 million bond and was released from the state’s facility in Oak Park Heights, where he had been detained. Hennepin County jail records show he was released shortly before 11:30 a.m. Floyd, a Black man in handcuffs, died May 25…

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Former-Minneapolis cop argues for dropped charges in George Floyd death

Former-Minneapolis cop argues for dropped charges in George Floyd death

By PTI MINNEAPOLIS: A second former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd will seek to have the charges against him dismissed. Defense attorney Robert Paule filed a motion Wednesday saying Tou Thao will ask the judge to dismiss the charges at a hearing on September 11. An attorney for former officer Thomas Lane, Earl Gray, also has filed a motion saying he will argue to dismiss the charges against his client. Paule said he will argue that the charges against Thao are not supported by probable…

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George Floyd's family sues Minneapolis officers charged in his death

George Floyd's family sues Minneapolis officers charged in his death

By Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS: George Floyd’s family filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis and the four police officers charged in his death, alleging the officers violated Floyd’s rights when they restrained him and that the city allowed a culture of excessive force, racism and impunity to flourish in its police force. The lawsuit came the same day that members of a city charter commission took public comments on a proposal to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department. Many residents strongly favored putting the proposal to a citywide vote…

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फ्लॉयड के हत्यारे पुलिस अफसर की पेशी; कोर्ट ने दो विकल्प दिए, बिना शर्त जमानत के लिए 9.5 करोड़ रुपए देने होंगे

फ्लॉयड के हत्यारे पुलिस अफसर की पेशी; कोर्ट ने दो विकल्प दिए, बिना शर्त जमानत के लिए 9.5 करोड़ रुपए देने होंगे

पहली बार कोर्ट में डेरेक चॉविन को पेश किया गया, सुनवाई के दौरान कुछ नहीं बोला जॉर्ज के अंतिम संस्कार से पहले ह्यूस्टन में ताबूत रखा गया, छह हजार से ज्यादा लोग जुटे दैनिक भास्कर Jun 09, 2020, 01:44 PM IST वॉशिंगटन. अमेरिका में अश्वेत जॉर्ज फ्लॉयड के हत्यारे पुलिस अफसर डेरेक चॉविन को सोमवार को कोर्ट में पेश किया गया। टेलिकॉन्फ्रेंसिंग के जरिए 15 मिनट चली सुनवाई के दौरान आरोपी चुप रहा। कोर्ट ने शर्त और बिना शर्त जमानत के विकल्प दिए। बिना शर्त जमानत के लिए डेरेक को 1.25  डॉलर (…

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