George Floyd Family, Supporters Kneel Outside Court as Derek Chauvin Trial Begins

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  • Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “George Floyd Family, Supporters Kneel Outside Court as Derek Chauvin Trial Begins” – below is their description.

    The trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death is underway.

    The judge briefed the jurors Monday in the case that sparked waves of outrage across the U.S. and beyond after bystander video showed white officer Derek Chauvin press his knee to Floyd’s neck for about nine minutes.

    Legal experts said they expect prosecutors to play the video to the jury early on to remind jurors of what is at the heart of their case.

    Floyd family attorney Ben Crump said outside the courthouse ahead of opening statements that the trial would be a test of “whether America is going to live up to the Declaration of Independence.”

    Supporters of Floyd kneeled outside the courthouse in the minutes before Chauvin’s trial began.

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