. Prosecution takes a pro-police stance in closing remarks of Chauvin trial « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NBC – 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.

Part of this argument was certainly meant to take some pressure off jurors in a highly anticipated case being watched by the world. The jury, he emphasized, was not deciding the fate of policing in America.

Read more at NBC News.

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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin watches a screen showing video of him with his knee on George Floyd’s neck during his trial in Minneapolis.

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