Chauvin Trial Update: Prosecution Rests, Defense Calls First Witnesses After more than two weeks of testimony, the prosecution wrapped up its case Tuesday morning in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The defense then began making its case, starting with a retired Minneapolis police officer who had previously pulled over George Floyd in 2019. Testimony in the trial is expected to end this week, with closing arguments scheduled for next Monday. Chauvin has pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter in connection with Floyd’s death last May. With protests already going on in Minneapolis following the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, what will be the response to the Chauvin verdict? Have you been following the case online?
George Floyd Square is shown on Feb. 8, 2021, in Minneapolis. Ten months after police officers brushed off George Floyd's moans for help on the street outside a south Minneapolis grocery, the square remains a makeshift memorial for Floyd who died at the hand of police making an arrest. The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will begin with jury selection on March 8. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)