Defense begins case in Chauvin trial and summons officer who arrested George Floyd in the past

Minnesota prosecutors concluded their case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, allowing the defense team to call its first witness to the stand after 11 days of testimony.

Eric Nelson, Chauvin’s attorney, brought Scott Creighton, a retired Minneapolis police officer, to the stand to discuss a past arrest involving George Floyd around a year prior to his fatal encounter in May 2020. Creighton was seen on video footage pointing his sidearm at Floyd after he failed to comply with directives to put his hands on the dashboard and appeared to be anxious and nervous.

Nelson has posited that Floyd
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