What will happen if Derek Chauvin is acquitted?

What will happen if Derek Chauvin is acquitted?”

"Therefore, it must be proven that Mr. Chauvin is not guilty of all charges", said Nelson.

Schleicher drew a stark contrast between the idyllic images shown of Floyd's life as a baby, as a teen, and as a father with the brutal way he died on May 25, 2020, "face down on the pavement" as Chauvin kept his knee on his neck. Cities around the United States are bracing for renewed protests regardless of the verdict.

The jury in the George Floyd murder trial started deliberations at 4pm on Monday and finished at 8pm for the day.

Mr Biden spoke in more detail about the call at the White House on Tuesday.

Darnella Frazier, the teenager who took the video that went viral, said Floyd was "scared" and "begging for his life". I wouldn't say that unless the - the jury was sequestered. "They're calling for matter what that verdict is".

On Monday, the president said: "I'm praying the verdict is the right verdict". "I think if they want to give their opinions, they should do so in a respectful and in a manner that is consistent with their oath to the Constitution".

Earlier on Tuesday, Mr Floyd's younger brother confirmed that he had spoken to the president. "He knows how it is to lose a family member, and he knows the process of what we're going through".

Shultz said the defense, which called only seven witnesses, "may be hoping to persuade just one juror to get a hung jury".

Mr Biden lost his first wife, Neilia, and baby daughter, Naomi, in a vehicle accident in 1972.

The 12 sequestered jurors are considering three weeks of testimony from 45 witnesses, including bystanders, police officials and medical experts, along with hours of video evidence that make up the most high-profile USA case involving accusations of police misconduct in decades.

A conviction on any of the charges - second-degree murder, third-degree murder or manslaughter - will require the jury to return a unanimous verdict.

The jury of six white people and six people who are Black or multiracial was set for its first full day of deliberations.

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Wright's killing triggered several nights of protests in Minneapolis, and ahead of a verdict in Chauvin's case National Guard troops have been deployed in the Minnesota city where shop windows have been boarded up as a precaution.

What does the defence argue?

He said a reasonable officer with Chauvin's training and experience - he was a 19-year Minneapolis police veteran - should have sized up the situation accurately.

Taking the jury through each step of Floyd's arrest in vivid detail, he concluded that there was no evidence to show George Floyd had overdosed on drugs, but rather that he had died from a lack of oxygen that damaged his brain and stopped his heart "as if a surgeon had gone in and removed a lung".

Mr Nelson argued that Mr Floyd's drug use was "significant" because the body reacts to opioid use, specifically in the case of someone who had been diagnosed with hypertension and high blood pressure.

Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich echoed Schubert and said city officials have been meeting with federal and state law enforcement and emergency management leaders, along with local business and community leaders to prepare for public reaction.

And what about the prosecution?

Prosecutors had to prove that Chauvin exhibited culpable negligence that creates an unreasonable risk and knowingly does something that can lead to the death or serious bodily injury of someone. Managing to echo both Schleicher and the late coach Denny Green, he told the jurors, "You can believe your eyes; it was what you thought it was".

Charles McMillian, 61, also cried as he described attempting to persuade George Floyd to comply with police and get in the vehicle.

Prosecutor Jerry Blackwell had the final word on Monday. The prosecutor, who is Black, said the questions about the use of force and cause of death are "so simple that a child can understand it".

"Even a 9-year-old little girl knows it - get off him", Mr Blackwell said. "That's how simple it was". He started off his roughly 40-minute argument by talking about the 46 witness, which he described as "common sense".

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