Defense begins for officer charged with murdering George Floyd

Minneapolis (AFP) – The attorney for Derek Chauvin began his defense of the former Minneapolis police officer on Tuesday, calling his first witnesses in an effort to sow doubt in the minds of the jury over what caused the death of George Floyd. Chauvin, 45, is charged with murder and manslaughter and the most compelling evidence against him is bystander video which shows him kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed Floyd for more than nine minutes. Eric Nelson, Chauvin’s lawyer, has adopted what amounts to a three-pronged defense strategy during the opening weeks of the high-profile trial. Drugs a…

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