Jury deliberates while waiting for the outcome of the George Floyd case


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Frederick King listens to a speaker at a rally in Minneapolis on Monday, April 19, 2021 as a murder trial against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin proceeds for jury due to the murder of George Floyd. I am. (AP Photo / Morley Gouache)

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TheĀ· jury Under deliberation in the former murder trial Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, later Prosecution And defense made their closing arguments on Monday.

Chauvin is currently on trial for the murder of an unarmed black man George FloydHe died in May last year while in custody of a former Minneapolis police officer, after kneeling for nearly nine minutes.

After weeks of testimony from both sides, prosecutors and lawyers closed closing arguments on Monday, and prosecutor Steve Schleicher urged the jury to “believe in your eyes.” Killed Mr. Floyd.

The court is currently adjourned until the jury reaches a verdict that can take hours or weeks.

After both sides took a break from the proceedings on Thursday, Judge Peter Carhill told the jury to prepare for a long deliberative process, “If I am you, I have a long plan and hope for a short one.” Said.

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Meanwhile, Minneapolis is preparing for a verdict with the National Guard stationed and the area around Hennepin County Courthouse set up as protests are expected if Chauvin is acquitted.

Schools in Minneapolis will also move to distance learning from Wednesday in preparation for the possible turmoil in the city due to the trial.

The ruling is in the midst of recent protests in the city related to the deadly shooting of a 20-year-old black man, Daunte Wright, who was killed by police during a traffic outage last week.

Protesters sought to end police violence against black Americans and demonstrated outside Minneapolis after closing arguments.

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