The protection of the previous cops charged in the killing of George Floyd may come into sharper focus Monday when all 4 officers will seem in a pretrial listening to in Minneapolis.
Former officer Derek Chauvin is charged with second-degree homicide for pinning George Floyd down by the neck till he stopped respiratory and had no pulse. The three different officers who arrested Mr. Floyd are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree homicide.
On Monday, the officers are anticipated to enter their pleas, with attorneys giving their first clues as to the methods they may deploy in outlining a protection. The following courtroom battles are more likely to pit Mr. Chauvin towards the three different officers, whom attorneys are more likely to paint as unwitting individuals in a brutal slaying by a veteran police officer, in response to public statements made by their attorneys.
The central goal of the three officers charged with aiding Mr. Chauvin: to elucidate their actions and present that they didn’t willfully conspire to kill Mr. Floyd.