I Can't Breathe
Derek Chauvin, the former Minnepolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, can't hire a public defender.
Deputy First Class Rodney Payne has since been fired.
“This is based on your abuse of a position of trust and authority, and also the particular cruelty shown to George Floyd," the sentencing judge said.
Former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng will go on trial in August.
The former Minneapolis police officer was convicted on Tuesday. Here's what happens next.
Floyd’s death last year sparked a national reckoning about police brutality in the U.S.
Defense attorney Eric Nelson made closing arguments on Monday.
Prosecutors have concluded closing statements in the Derek Chauvin trial.
“I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege today,” the former Minneapolis police officer told the jury Thursday.
Nineteen-year-old Anton Black died in a “chillingly similar manner” to George Floyd, according to the lawsuit.
Some witnesses testified to facts that bolstered the state’s arguments against the ex-cop—rather than his defense.
Philonise Floyd was acting as a “spark of life” witness for the prosecution.