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Derek Chauvin trial live: Prosecution rests, defense calls first witness; George Floyd's brother shares memories

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MINNEAPOLIS — The prosecution rested it case Tuesday and the defense called its first witness to testify in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged in George Floyd’s death.

Scott Creighton, a former police officer, began testifying Tuesday morning for the defense about Floyd’s drug-related arrest in 2019 in Minneapolis.

As Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill wrapped up court Monday, he told jurors “we’re getting close to the end” of the trial. He said he expects the defense to finish its evidence by the end of the week, with closing arguments expected Monday.

That’s when the jury would be sequestered. “So, pack a bag,” he told them.

Where the trial stands: Over the course of 11 days, prosecutors called 38 witnesses to the stand and played dozens of bystander, surveillance and police body-cam videos in a bid to prove Floyd died due to Chauvin’s knee on his neck for more than nine minutes. 



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