The state begins to argue after Derek Chauvin’s defense gives closing remarks


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The prosecution has closed argument In the former murder trial Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, Then with a defense to present the final argument.

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.

They will hear final appeals from both sides as the prosecution and the defense make closing arguments before the twelve juries are quarantined to determine the conclusions of the trial.

The jury is then quarantined to determine the verdict. This can take hours to 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 demonstrated outside the Minneapolis police station in search of ending police violence against black Americans.

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