Defense Argues Its case in Trial of Derek Chauvin, Former Officer Charged in George Floyd’s Death

By Enoa Gibson, NewsVision

The defense continues to try to prove its case in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with the death of George Floyd last May. The prosecution rested its case after 11 days, and 38 witnesses. Prosecutors argue that Chauvin used excessive and unreasonable force when he kneeled on Floyd’s neck and back for nine minutes and 29 seconds. The defense argues the former officer was justified. As NewsVision reporter Enoa Gibson reports, tensions are high for many who are following the trial.