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Defence lawyer Eric Nelson, left, and former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin listen in court (AP)
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Police officer ‘squeezed life out of’ George Floyd, prosecution claims

29/03/2021

The former police officer charged with killing George Floyd went on trial in the US city of Minneapolis, with a prosecutor telling the jury that the figure to remember is nine minutes 29 seconds — the amount of time Derek Chauvin’s knee was on Mr Floyd’s neck as the black man pleaded for his life and went limp.