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The Derek Chauvin Trial Sees A Breaking Of The Ranks

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At 30th and Cherry, Sierra painted an image of George Floyd, killed by police during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Floyd’s death set off a nationwide protest movement.
Julie Denesha
This Kansas City mural by Chico Sierra depicts George Floyd who died May 25, 2020. The trial of his accused killer, former police officer Derek Chauvin, began March 29, 2021

The trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin has witnessed other officers testify that the measures Chauvin took were unnecessary and not what they are taught to do.

Lawyer Sean O'Brien says, "to hear unequivocal testimony like that from law enforcement quarters is unusual in a prosecution like this."

  • Sean O'Brien, professor, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law; founding and current member of the board of directors of the Midwest Innocence Project.
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.