The death of George Floyd and the case against Derek Chauvin – podcast

The death of George Floyd and the case against Derek Chauvin – podcast

The Guardian

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The death of George Floyd after being restrained by Minneapolis police last year sparked a wave of outrage that swept across the US and then the world. Now the police officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes is on trial for his murder

The murder trial of the former police officer Derek Chauvin has been under way for more than a week and the court has heard dramatic testimony from a number of witnesses. Many gave personal accounts of what they saw on 25 May last year when George Floyd died after being arrested by Minneapolis police officers.

It’s one of the most significant criminal trials in years and its effect is being deeply felt in Minneapolis, where the coverage is having a retraumatising effect. Amudalat Ajasa tells Anushka Asthana that for black people across the country it is difficult to watch.

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