Derek Chauvin’s defense attorney Eric Nelson gave his closing argument on the former Minneapolis officer’s behalf Monday, drawing on testimony from Lt. Johnny Mercil.
Mercil, who was in charge of use-of-force training at the time of George Floyd’s death, testified earlier this month that Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s neck was not “unauthorized.”
Chauvin faces three charges, second-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter and third-degree murder in the death of Floyd, who died in police custody in May 2020.
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