Chauvin, 45, is standing trial on 살인 과 살인 요금 in connection with the May 25, 2020 death of 조지 플로이드. 플로이드, 46 세의 흑인, died after Chauvin allegedly held his knee against Floyd’s neck for 9 분 및 29 초, despite his shouts that he couldn’t breathe – seen in moments captured on video.
Police were responding at the time to reports that Floyd had tried to use a counterfeit $ 20 bill to buy a pack of cigarettes at a neighborhood convenience store.
The former cop’s attorney, Eric Nelson, has largely argued that Chauvin was following his training and that it was Floyd’s use of illegal drugs and his underlying health conditions – not the officer’s knee – that killed him. He has also recently questioned at trial whether Chauvin’s knee was on Floyd’s neck, or if it was actually on his shoulder.