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April 8
McKenzie Anderson, a forensic scientist with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension,  testified Wednesday at Derek Chauvin’s trial in Minneap

Chauvin trial evidence: Meth, fentanyl with Floyd DNA in pills

Three forensic scientists testified Wednesday for the prosecution about the process of gathering and testing evidence from George Floyd's vehicle and a squad car.
Chauvin Trial
April 8
As a freshman in the Minnesota Legislature, activist John Thompson said he doesn’t expect widespread popularity.

Activist turned Minnesota lawmaker 'unapologetic' about fighting racism in the shadow of Chauvin trial

Rep. John Thompson wants to use the legislative system to prevent another death in police custody.
Chauvin Trial
April 8
“I just want justice to be served,” said Roland Jackson, who looked up to check on the Derek Chauvin trial while getting some breakfast inside the

Mpls. defense attorneys offer legal takes, healing space during Chauvin trial

Lawyers with the Legal Rights Center are providing analysis and reactions throughout the livestreamed trial.
Chauvin Trial
April 7
Chauvin Trial
April 7

Floyd family speaks about progress of trial

They expect some tough times ahead with difficult evidence in court.
Chauvin Trial
April 7
BCA forensic scientist Breahna Giles testified Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapoli

Day 20 of Derek Chauvin trial: Scientists wrap up prosecution's witnesses for the day

Two scientists with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and a third scientist from a Pennsylvania lab rounded out the day's prosecution witnesses. Testimony concluded about 4:45 p.m., with proceedings set to resume Thursday.
Chauvin Trial
April 7
Philonise Floyd, left, and attorney Ben Crump, center, raised their fists in the air Tuesday as supporters outside the courthouse fence cheered them o

Trainers and use-of-force experts fault tactics used by Chauvin

Derek Chauvin's lawyer, Eric Nelson, pressed the claim that a hostile crowd distracted Chauvin and prevented a proper diagnosis or aid.
Chauvin Trial
April 7
Morries Hall, who was with George Floyd on May 25, has invoked the Fifth Amendment to avoid testifying.

Floyd's passenger emerges as complicated figure in Chauvin trial

Though Chauvin's attorney had told jurors that they would hear from passengers in the car who saw Floyd use drugs, Morries Lester Hall is avoiding testifying.
Chauvin Trial
April 7
The Rev. Al Sharpton led members and supporters of the Floyd family in prayer outside the Hennepin County Courthouse on Tuesday.

Floyd family has faith in conviction, braces for difficult testimony ahead

Some witnesses briefly met with the family after their testimony.
Chauvin Trial
April 7
In terminating four officers less than 24 hours after George Floyd’s death, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo moved more quickly and decisi

Details revealed of Arradondo's 'emotional' discussions before the 4 officers were fired

It was 'unequivocally ... the right decision to do," Medaria Arradondo said in a recorded interview.
Chauvin Trial
April 6
In this image from video, witness Jody Stiger, a Los Angeles Police Department sergeant, testifies at the trial of former Minneapolis police officer D

Outside expert testifies about numerous signs that George Floyd was no longer resisting

Also Tuesday, a Minneapolis police lieutenant in charge of use-of-force training said that putting a knee on a suspect's neck is not a tactic officers are taught.
Chauvin Trial
April 6

Watch the replays: Friend of George Floyd, MPD lieutenant on training, use-of-force expert

Lawyer for friend of George Floyd addressed the motion to quash his subpoena.If you don't see a video player, click here.—MPD lieutenant: Tactic used…
Chauvin Trial
April 6
The Rev. Al Sharpton led members and supporters of the Floyd family in prayer outside the Hennepin County courthouse. From left are Terrence Floyd, fo

Civil rights leaders pray with Floyd family outside Chauvin trial

The Rev. Al Sharpton and others also prayed for those traumatized by watching the trial.
Chauvin Trial
April 6
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo testified Monday that Derek Chauvin’s actions on May 25 were not “part of our training … ethics or va

Chauvin used excessive force and unsanctioned technique, chief says

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo testified Monday that fired officer Derek Chauvin used excessive force and defied his own training when he knelt on George Floyd's neck as Floyd pleaded for his life.
Chauvin Trial
April 6
Chief's testimony is latest crack in 'blue wall of silence'

Chief's testimony is latest crack in 'blue wall of silence'

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo's testimony Monday was significant for a department whose culture has long discouraged officers from criticizing a colleague's conduct — at least not publicly.
Chauvin Trial
April 5

Watch on replay: Chief Arradondo, HCMC doctor and training officer

—HCMC doctor: Lack of oxygen caused George Floyd's fatal cardiac arrest.If you don't see a video player, click here.—Police trainer: "I don't know what…
Chauvin Trial
April 5
The courtroom C-1856 where the Derek Chauvin trial will take place at the Hennepin County Government Center and seen Friday in Minneapolis. ]

What you need to know about the trial of Derek Chauvin

Here are answers to questions you may have about the trial in the killing of George Floyd and how to watch it live.
Chauvin Trial
April 5
Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, who has been harshly critical of Derek Chauvin’s actions, took the stand Monday.

Police chief: Chauvin 'in no way' should've kept Floyd's neck pinned

Minneapolis police chief, Medaria Arradondo, who classified George Floyd's death as murder and fired Derek Chauvin, took the stand Monday.
Local
April 5
Waseca County Deputy Sheriff Doug Gerdts said that he knows there are people who feel they have been treated negatively by law enforcement, but he doe

'Different worlds': Chauvin trial plays differently in rural Minnesota

Small-town Minnesota's relationship with law enforcement affects how Chauvin trial is viewed.
Chauvin Trial
April 3
Family and supporters of George Floyd, including brother Philonise Floyd, left, outside the Hennepin County Courthouse on Thursday, at the end of the

Medical case in Derek Chauvin trial has an unusual twist

Usually it's the defense disputing the cause of death, but in the case of Derek Chauvin's role in George Floyd's death, the prosecution is raising questions.
Local
April 3
Young men visited the area where protestors have gathered at the Hennepin County Government Center on Friday, the fifth day of the trial of Derek Chau

Chauvin trial again casts spotlight on MPD's training

Revelations about former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin's history and his conduct on the day George Floyd died have drawn further scrutiny of his training role over younger officers.
Chauvin Trial
April 2
Former Minneapolis cop Christopher Reiter

Chauvin case shines spotlight on Mpls. police history of mistreating the handcuffed

Minneapolis officers have been accused of assaulting handcuffed people in at least eight other instances before the death of George Floyd.
April 2

Day 17: The trial of Derek Chauvin

Scenes from inside the courtroom and in downtown Minneapolis on April 2, 2021, during the fIfth day of testimony in the trial of Derek Chauvin.
Chauvin Trial
April 2
In this image from video, Lt. Richard Zimmerman explained the level of force used by officers in the Minneapolis Police Department as he testified Fri

Homicide unit chief: Force used by Derek Chauvin 'uncalled for'

Two police officials testified about taking control of the scene outside Cup Foods, then handing over to the BCA. Lt. Richard Zimmerman said to put a knee on the neck of someone in handcuffs would fall under the most extreme level of force.
Chauvin Trial
April 2
“First of all,” Lt. Richard Zimmerman testified in Hennepin County District Court, “pulling him down to the ground facedown and putting your kne

Day 17 of Derek Chauvin trial: Head of Minneapolis homicide unit outlines use-of-force policy

Minneapolis' most senior police officer testified that Derek Chauvin putting his knee on a handcuffed George Floyd's neck during his arrest last spring was "totally unnecessary."