ST. Paul, Minion (AP) – A prosecutor says three former Minneapolis police officers accused of violating George Floyd’s civil rights “chose nothing” when Officer Derek Shavin squeezed Floyd’s life out.
But lawyers say the officers were inexperienced, untrained or intentionally violated Floyd’s rights.
They also say the officers went to Shaven, a senior officer at the scene.
On Tuesday, both sides addressed the jury.
J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are accused of depriving Floyd of the right to medical care when Shaven pressed Floyd’s neck with his knees.
Kueng and Tao are also accused of failing to intervene to stop Shaven during the May 25, 2020 assassination.
The jury is expected to begin the hearing on Wednesday.