George Floyd: Derek Chauvin stays silent at murder trial and will not take the stand | ITV News

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Former police officer Derek Chauvin, accused of killing George Floyd, will not testify at his murder trial.

Chauvin told the court in Hennepin County Courthouse, Minneapolis, that he would not take the stand, saying he would invoke his Fifth Amendment right to refuse to answer questions or make statements for criminal proceedings.

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