Jorors are set to discuss the case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of killing George Floyd.
After several weeks of evidence and the final day of the dispute, the judge now has to decide whether Chauvin used excessive force by kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes in arrests on suspicion of embezzling $ 20.
In a nearly two-hour interview Monday, attorney Steve Schleicher returned to the topic that began during the trial: judges could believe what they saw in the video of Floyd’s death.
“You can believe with your eyes,” he said. “The case is what you thought when you first saw it with the movie… It’s what you feel in your gut. It’s what you know now in your heart. It wasn’t the police, it was murder.”
Eric Nelson, a lawyer, later told the judges that the state had not faced their case without a doubt. He further added that Chauvin should be tried on the basis of what the appropriate police officer knew at the time.
“No offense could be filed if you were allowed to use force,” he said. “The weather. End of discussion.
“The measure is not what a police officer should do like this,” he added. “It was not what the police officer would have done otherwise. The scale was the reality that the officer was aware of when he used his power and… What a smart police officer would do.”
The case is being investigated in Minneapolis and in the US if referendum to the extent that U.S. police will be charged with murdering black Americans.
Many in the metro area say the violence could have happened if a judge had rescued Chauvin. The National Guard is on the streets of Minneapolis and near the Brooklyn Center, where police used tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters last week. displayed as opposed to killing another black man is a police officer.
Chauvin’s lawyers also said he could not be tried fairly because many journalists cover the story. The judge, Peter Cahill, also expressed concern over remarks he made over the weekend from Maxine Waters, a party woman in the Democratic Republic of California, who urged protesters to “quarrel” over Chauvin’s release.
The comments “could lead to a reversal of the case” in the appeal, Cahill said Monday, when he sent judges to discuss the matter.
Chauvin is charged with murdering the second and third people, as well as killing another. The maximum penalty is from 10 years for murder and up to 40 years for secondary murder.
Closing the charges allows lawyers to briefly state their views on the case, and to present all the evidence and other evidence to support their view of the case. Defendants have a hard time proving that the culprit is guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt”. Determination of US law requires a single vote to be considered.
Schleicher told the judges that they should leave out ideas that the police would not do, or that the police would often be prosecuted.
“You have to get rid of the idea that it is impossible for a police officer to do such a thing,” he said. “She is not being held accountable. She is guilty of what she did.”
“What the defendant did was not police,” he added. “What the defendant did was cruel. . . They handed out badges. ”
Referring to a man standing there who told Floyd he “can’t win”, Schleicher said: “George Floyd replied, ‘I don’t want to win, I’m scared'”
“But the opponent was trying to win,” added Schleicher. “He was not told to do it. He did not challenge his authority. He worked hard to win, and George Floyd paid for it with his life. ”
Schleicher also sought to dispel misconceptions about black men, telling counselors not to ignore Floyd’s preference for opioids and police evidence of “superhuman strength”.
“George Floyd was not charged here,” he said.
The trial took six weeks, plus three weeks for the judges and three weeks for the testimony.
An important part of the defendants’ case was the video of the death of Floyd, who played several times. He sang 38 Witnesses During the trial, including Medaria Arradondo, the Minneapolis police chief, who criticized Chauvin’s actions, saying: “It is not what we are taught and it does not follow our rules.”
One question in the heart of the case was the cause of Floyd’s death and whether Chauvin’s actions were an act of power. Nelson has condemned Floyd’s illness and drug use as a result of his death while trying to cast doubt on Chauvin’s actions.
Testifying on behalf of the plaintiffs, Martin Tobin and Hennepin County medical examiner Lindsey Thomas both testified that Floyd was dead shortness of breath.
Andrew Baker, a medical researcher at Hennepin County at the moment, testified that Chauvin’s team and other supervisors who worked with Floyd were superior to him. Weakness, heartbeat can endure. He ruled last May’s death as a murder.
Chauvin did not testify in the case, claiming his fifth right to change his self-government. One defense witness, Barry Brodd, an expert on energy use, said Tuesday that Chauvin’s actions were correct and that he had acted “in accordance with the policy of the Minneapolis police department”.
Four days later the homeowner left a pig’s head cut off near a house in Santa Rosa, California, where Brodd lived, “apparently pointing the finger at Brodd for their testimony”, according to the Santa Rosa Police Department.
David Fowler, Maryland’s chief medical examiner, said he thought Floyd had died of a heart attack, or inconsistent heart attack, because his heart was in trouble when police stopped him, and he also paid taxes with fentanyl and methamphetamine.
But in a statement to the jury before receiving the judge’s order, attorney Jerry Blackwell said Floyd did not die because his heart was too large – but “because Mr. Chauvin’s heart was too small”.