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Mon Apr 19, 2021, 07:22 PM

Prosecution takes a pro-police stance in closing remarks of Chauvin trial

Source: NBC News

The death of George Floyd ignited a global movement against police violence and systemic racism. But in the trial of the police officer charged with murder in his death, the prosecution’s characterization of the police didn’t sound too different from police's biggest supporters.

“This is not a prosecution of the police,” said Steven Schleicher, arguing on behalf of Minnesota in his closing remarks Monday.

Policing is “a most noble profession," he said, and the actions of Chauvin were “not policing.”

“To be very clear, this case is called the ‘State of Minnesota vs. Derek Chauvin,’ this case is not called the ‘State of Minnesota vs. the police,” Schleicher said to the jury.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/prosecution-takes-a-pro-police-stance-in-closing-remarks-of-chauvin-trial/ar-BB1fPq8N?li=BBnb7Kz

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