The murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin continued following the testimony of a forensic scientist and an LAPD sergeant. Chauvin, who is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death, has pleaded not guilty.
McKenzie Anderson, a crime scene team leader with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, testified Wednesday that she photographed but didn’t collect pills when she first processed the squad car and the vehicle Floyd was driving in May 2020. She collected and tested the pills in the squad car at the request of the defense team in January 2021, finding they contained George Floyd’s DNA. A chemist later testified they contained methamphetamine.
LAPD Sergeant Jody Stiger, a prosecution expert in tactics and de-escalation training, testified that Chauvin used deadly force against Floyd.
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