Thursday, April 15 stream of Day 14 of the trial, above. PBS NewsHour will provide live streaming feed of the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.
Update Thursday, April 15: Derek Chavin invoked his 5th amendment privilege at the start of Day 14 proceedings on Thursday, April 15. The prosecution and defense teams questioned witness Dr. Martin Tobin briefly and then rested their cases. By 11:56 a.m. ET, the judge dismissed jury until Monday, April 19, when final arguments will be heard.
The prosecution team in the Derek Chauvin trial is expected to wind down its case during Week 3. Chauvin’s defense, led by attorney Eric Nelson, is expected to start its case on Tuesday, April 13. Read more on the Week 2 summary and expectations for Week 3 on the PBS NewsHour site.
Opening statements in the Derek Chauvin trial began Monday, March 29, 2021 (see Week 1 streams and coverage of trial. Chauvin is the former police officer accused of murdering George Floyd on May 25, 2020, while on duty in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The trial is taking place in Minneapolis (CDT), which is one hour behind ET. Each day of the trial includes seven to eight hours of streaming coverage.
9:30-10:30 a.m. ET daily: Lawyers can address legal questions with the trial judge.
10:30 a.m. ET daily: Trial with jury expected to begin.
The key questions at trial will be whether Chauvin caused Floyd’s death and whether his actions were reasonable.
PBS NewsHour gave background for the charges Chauvin faces: For the unintentional second-degree murder charge, prosecutors have to prove Chauvin’s conduct was a “substantial causal factor” in Floyd’s death, and that Chauvin was committing felony assault at the time. For third-degree murder, they must prove that Chauvin’s actions caused Floyd’s death, and were reckless and without regard for human life. The manslaughter charge requires proof that Chauvin caused Floyd’s death through negligence that created an unreasonable risk.
Day 11 of Derek Chauvin trial (April 12). PBS NewsHour Report
Jurors heard testimony from George Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd about Floyd’s character, and his role as a “leader” in the family. Special correspondent Fred De Sam Lazaro reports. See the archived livestream from Day 11 (April 12) on the PBS NewsHour YouTube channel.
Day 12 of the Derek Chauvin trial (April 13). PBS NewsHour Report
Philonise Floyd, George Floyd’s younger brother who took the stand Monday in former police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial, and Ben Crump, an attorney representing the Floyd family and the mother of Daunte Wright – who was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop on April 11 outside Minneapolis – join Yamiche Alcindor of PBS NewsHour to discuss the change people want to see.
See the archived livestream from Day 12 (April 13) on the PBS NewsHour YouTube channel.
Day 13 of Derek Chauvin trial (April 14). Archived Livestream
Day 14 of Derek Chauvin trial (April 15). PBS NewsHour Report
The trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd last May, is nearing its conclusion. The trial is being watched closely all around the country and internationally. The defense finished calling its witnesses Thursday, and Chauvin opted not to testify. Special correspondent Fred De Sam Lazaro has our latest update on the case. Watch the archived livestream of Day 14 of the trial on the PBS NewsHour YouTube channel.