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These 9 George Floyd updates will catch you up on trial of ex-officer accused of his killing

These 9 George Floyd updates will catch you up on trial of ex-officer accused of his killing

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Derek Chauvin, 45, who was eventually fired from the police force, is on trial this week for killing a handcuffed George Floyd last May by pinning his knee on the 46-year-old Black man’s neck for 9 minutes, 29 seconds, as he lay face-down.

Prior to arrest, Floyd had been accused of passing a counterfeit $20 bill at a neighborhood market.

The first week of the trial included emotional testimonies from several people who witnessed Floyd’s death. A second week of testimony began Monday with the prosecution so far building its case on video-backed testimony from veteran police officers who said the now-fired Minneapolis officer violated department policy.

Many people find it hard to watch the televised trial with graphic video and images. These nine articles prepared by the Associated Press are meant to help you catch up on the trial and understand some of the key issues.

9 articles meant to help you understand what's happening at the Chauvin trial

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Jurors on Wednesday saw Minneapolis police officers’ body camera footage showing how an initial confrontation over an alleged misdemeanor last year spiraled into George Floyd begging for his life underneath the knee of a police officer as two other officers held him down.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Video is playing a huge role in the early stages of the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death, and a worldwide audience has been shown more than just the widely seen bystander video that set off nationwide protests last year.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo was a star witness for the prosecution Monday at the trial of a former officer charged with killing George Floyd, repeating the criticism he levied after Floyd's death.

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