Derek Chauvin Jury Sequestered as Deliberations Begin

The trial of Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd has gone to the jury, despite requests by defense attorney Eric Nelson for a mistrial, as Minneapolis residents – and Americans as a whole – anxiously await the verdict.

Over the course of three weeks, both the prosecution and defense presented their arguments to the jury. Prosecutors Jerry Blackwell, Steve Schleicher, and Erin Eldridge focused on testimony from people who knew Floyd, including Floyd’s girlfriend Courteney Ross, and eyewitnesses such as Darnella Frazier, who recorded and shared video of Chauvin pinning Floyd face-down with his knee on his neck, and who testified that she wishes she could have done more to save Floyd’s life.
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