Day 10 of Derek Chauvin trial over death of George Floyd

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FILE – In this image taken from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, defendant and former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, right, and Nelson’s assistant Amy Voss, back, introduce themselves to potential jurors on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides over jury selection in the trial of Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. The huge task for jurors at the trial of Chauvin showed during jury selection as some would-be jurors said they were unnerved by the very thought of being on the panel. (Court TV, via AP, Pool)

MINNEAPOLIS (NewsNation Now/WFXR) — Opening statements began March 29 in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. The trial is set to continue at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, April 9.

Ex-cop Derek Chauvin is charged with unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the May 25, 2020 death.

Floyd, a Black man, was declared dead after Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee against his neck for about nine minutes. Video footage shows Chauvin pressing his knee into a handcuffed Floyd’s neck, with Floyd repeatedly claiming that he could not breathe. Floyd’s death sparked protests and civil unrest in Minneapolis and across the U.S. over police brutality, at points turning violent.

The trial will be streamed online because of the COVID-19 pandemic and is expected to last weeks.

You can watch clips of the trial below:

George Floyd family attorney speaks ahead of Derek Chauvin trial on Monday, March 29:

Prosecution opening statements in the Derek Chauvin trial on Monday, March 29:

Defense opening statements in the Derek Chauvin trial on Monday, March 29:

Overview of first day of Derek Chauvin trial on Monday, March 29:

Donald Williams’ second day testimony in Derek Chauvin trial on Tuesday, March 30:

Overview of second day of Derek Chauvin trial on Tuesday, March 30:

Christopher Martins’ third day testimony in Derek Chauvin trial on Wednesday, March 31:

Overview of third day of Derek Chauvin trial on Wednesday, March 31:

Overview of fourth day of Derek Chauvin trial on Thursday, April 1:

Overview of fifth day of Derek Chauvin trial on Friday, April 2:

Dr. Bradford Langenfeld’s sixth day testimony in Derek Chauvin trial on Monday, April 5:

Police Inspector Katie Blackwell’s sixth day testimony in Derek Chauvin trial on Monday, April 5:

Overview of sixth day of Derek Chauvin trial on Monday, April 5:

Minneapolis Police Department medical support coordinator and police officer Nicole Mackenzie’s seventh day testimony in Derek Chauvin trial on Tuesday, April 6:

Los Angeles Police Sgt. Jody Stiger’s seventh day testimony in Derek Chauvin trial on Tuesday, April 6:

Overview of seventh day of Derek Chauvin trial on Tuesday, April 6:

Overview of eighth day of Derek Chauvin trial on Wednesday, April 7:

Overview of ninth day of Derek Chauvin trial on Thursday, April 8:

Overview of tenth day of Derek Chauvin trial on Friday, April 9:

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