Minnesota prosecutor says Floyd death was murder, not policing


Minneapolis residents are getting ready for the outcome in the trial of the white ex-police officer accused of murdering African-American George Floyd, a case that has come to be seen as a pivotal test of police accountability. Across the city, stores are being boarded up, in case riots break out.

A prosecutor urged jurors on Monday to convict the white former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd, saying the death of the 46-year-old Black man, which was captured on video, was a “shocking abuse of authority.”

Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was shot dead in a Minneapolis suburb on April 11 by a white policewoman who apparently mistook her gun for her Taser, and a 13-year-old boy was killed by police in Chicago.



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