Prosecutors accuse Derek Chauvin of killing George Floyd as trial starts

Prosecutors accuse Derek Chauvin of killing George Floyd as trial startsMarch 30, 2021

Jerry Blackwell told jury that ex-officer used excessive and unreasonable force ‘without regard for Floyd’s life’

  • Derek Chauvin trial begins – live updates

Prosecutors accused former police officer Derek Chauvin of killing a defenceless George Floyd by “grinding and crushing him until the very breath, the very life, was squeezed out of him”, at the opening on Monday of a murder trial regarded by millions as a litmus test of US police accountability.

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