Derek Chauvin trial: defence lawyer tells court former policeman acted as a ‘reasonable police officer’

Apr 19, 2021 | INVESTING

A prosecutor told jurors to “believe your eyes” as he replayed video of George Floyd’s death last May, beneath the knee of Derek Chauvin in closing arguments on Monday in the former police officer’s murder trial.Chauvin’s lead lawyer, Eric Nelson, later countered that Chauvin behaved as any “reasonable police officer” would, arguing that he followed his training from 19 years on the force.Over and over again, Steve Schleicher, a prosecutor with the Minnesota attorney general’s office, repeated…

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