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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 11:23 AM

Prosecution rests its case in Derek Chauvin's trial after calling 38 witnesses

Source: CNN

(CNN)The prosecution rested its case against former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday and offered the defense its turn to call witnesses.

Minnesota prosecutors called 38 witnesses over 11 days as they sought to show that Chauvin used excessive and unreasonable force when he kneeled on the neck and back of George Floyd, who was handcuffed and lying prone in the street, for nine minutes and 29 seconds last May.

One of the final witnesses to take the stand on Monday was Floyd's brother Philonise, who cried as he discussed what his older brother meant to their family in starkly personal terms.

"He was so much of a leader to us in the household, he would always make sure we had our clothes for school, make sure we would get to school on time," Philonise Floyd said. "He just was like a person that everybody loved around the community. He just knew how to make people feel better."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/13/us/derek-chauvin-trial-george-floyd-day-12/index.html

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