In March 2021, the first of the former officers charged in the killing of George Floyd will go on trial. Police officers are rarely prosecuted in such cases—and the world will be watching. The Minnesota Public Radio newsroom, which has followed this case in detail from the beginning, will bring listeners updates on this monumental case, and the consequences it holds for the city and the country. Created in collaboration with American Public Media.
Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years for killing George Floyd
After his murder conviction, former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin is sentenced. George Floyd's family members, including his young daughter, Gianna, describe for the judge how Floyd's violent death continues to disrupt their lives.
Chauvin's guilty verdict and the work to be done
Derek Chauvin’s conviction of murder and manslaughter is expected to be only the beginning as activists and George Floyd’s family promise to keep working for change in police departments in Minnesota and beyond. Chauvin’s trial also saw a number of police officers testifying against him.
No testimony from Derek Chauvin; closing arguments set
The murder trial of Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd enters the final stages, with closing arguments set for Monday. The defense rested its case on Thursday after Chauvin said he would not take the stand in his own defense. And the Twin Cities area is rocked by another police killing of a Black man. This is a special edition of Minnesota Today for Saturday, April 17, 2021. Hosted by Nina Moini. Theme music by Gary Meister.
Training, use of force and watching from Cup Foods
Prosecution makes the case in Derek Chauvin's murder trial that George Floyd's death had more to do with the officers' weight pressing him to the pavement as he tried to breathe, and not underlying health or drug use issues.
Emotional testimony from remorseful bystanders, top cop says knee restraint 'uncalled for'
Emotion overflowed in the first week of testimony as the court saw video that showed what happened before, during and after George Floyd's death. Bystanders testified that they wanted to do more to save the Minneapolis man. And Derek Chauvin's former Minneapolis police superior said kneeling on a handcuffed, prone person does not fall within training.
The courtroom, the jurors, the community and the start of the trial
A criminal trial carried live breaks tradition as attorneys prepare to deliver opening statements on Monday. Also, a series of healing events aims to help people who continue to experience trauma that some expect will be heightened by exposure to the details of George Floyd’s killing last May.
“Biased media coverage now showing the defenses evidence”
Bro he literally murdered a man on camera what proof do you need
To fun guy 32
How can the trial be a joke ? It’s literally all real do you think they just made this up ?! No, so in fact it’s not a joke.
Also my mom was listening to this when I got out of my therapy appointment...
More like a 4 or a 3 but 1 isn’t fair so I’m offsetting
I’m not sure how people see this as bad reporting as they’re covering what’s been said in the court room. The chief of police said the cop was wrong. The coroner ruled out drugs as cause of death and declared it homicide. So at this point it really does just come down to a matter of degrees.
Something needs to be done about our police structure and I have to say I’m very proud of the courage the police chief demonstrated by saying this was not ok because there are so many cases where this isn’t happening. (Long Island serial killer, the woman in Malibu mts who was released from a weird pick up...at midnight and then found dead...how so many officers are tied to clan..how so many officer groups are tied to groups where they place bets on inmates or let them go in neighborhoods that are unsafe for them and can cause them death...because it’s now a game....cases of people in poor neighborhoods who call in and report drug activity and then nothing is done when the drug sellers set the concerned citizens house on fire)
There’s a sickness in this country and it seems to love positions of power. It needs to stop