Prosecutors are seeking a 30-year sentence for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd, but a defense attorney is asking that Derek Chauvin be sentenced to probation and time already served.
The head of the Minneapolis Police Department's homicide division has testified that kneeling on the neck of someone who is handcuffed and in the prone position is ``top-tier, deadly'' force and ``totally unnecessary.''
The judge overseeing the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer accused in the death of George Floyd says he'll allow the jury to hear some evidence about a prior arrest in which Floyd was found with drugs.
Prosecutors in the upcoming trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd want to introduce evidence of a 2017 arrest in which they say the officer held his knee on the back of a 14-year-old boy and ignored his pleas that he couldn't breathe.
A Minnesota judge is warning that he's likely to move the trials of four police officers charged in George Floyd's death out of Minneapolis if public officials and attorneys continue speaking out about the case.
Six more potential jurors were excused Wednesday from hearing the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home.