The trial of Derek Chauvin: It’s a key day here’s what you need to know

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This is your weekly newsletter regarding the trial of Derek Chauvin and the death of George Floyd. The latter of which has largely changed present day as we know it resulting in a racial reckoning in America.

Let’s begin. In recent weeks, the judge presiding over the trial struggled to ensure that everything was good to go. Defense attorneys even argued at the time that by a settlement being announced, er, somehow the jury would end up tainted.

Chauvin’s trial is poised to begin today officially at 9 a.m universally with almost all eyes on Minneapolis. Jurors will once again be tasked with the heartbreaking job of determine at what point did Chauvin’s actions constitute murder.

The city fears that once again it could end in shambles if Chauvin walks on both manslaughter and murder charges. Unfortunately for Chauvin, both of these seem fairly plausible considering the bulk of his actions were caught on video.

Video that indeed was broadcast around the world including in this very newspaper.

It was 25 May 2020.

Ahead of the opening day, catch up with the arresting document that they used on this day. It will inevitably be an important document as prosecutors move to put Chauvin behind bars.


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