Tensions high in Minneapolis during Chauvin trial, police shooting

World Today

After 38 witnesses, over 11 days, the prosecution rested its case against Derek Chauvin on Tuesday.

The former police officer faces murder and manslaughter charges for the death of George Floyd last May.

The defense then opened its case, showing the court new bodycam footage. One clip showed then-Minneapolis police officer Scott Creighton arresting Floyd in a previous stop in May of 2019.

The retired officer told the court that Floyd did not comply with police demands.

Some fifteen kilometers away in Brooklyn Center, further clashes between police and protestors.

These, following the latest death of a Black man at the hands of a White police officer.

CGTN’s Dan Williams reports.