KGO Hosts React: Derek Chauvin’s Trial for the Murder of George Floyd Begins

A picture of George Floyd hangs on a fence outside the Hennepin County Government Center, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Minneapolis where the trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin continues. Chauvin is charged with murder in the death of Floyd during an arrest last May in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25th, 2020 when a police officer arrested him for allegedly using a counterfeit bill. The arresting officer kneeled on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down on the street.

The world became aware of Floyd’s death due to one individual’s released video and since then protests have not stopped. Across all fifty states and numerous countries, people have been protesting for George Floyd and the need to end police brutality, including the Bay Area.

The trial began Monday for Officer Derek Chauvin, accused in the death of George Floyd. KGO hosts Chip Franklin, Pat Thurston John Rothmann and Nikki Medoro cover trial updates.

Opening Statements in Chauvin Trial

ABC News Correspondent, Mark Remillard has details from today’s proceedings on The Chip Franklin Show.

8 Minutes 46 Seconds

That’s the how long the video is that incriminates officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. Criminal Defense Lawyer Jack Rice analyses Chauvin’s defense team strategy.

Derek Chauvin Trial Day 1

Lawyers present case in George Floyd’s death and first three witnesses testify.

Racial reckoning or ?

Testimony began today following opening statements in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin, who was seen in a disturbing video kneeling on the neck of the unarmed Black man, is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

ABC’s Mark Remillard joins The Morning Show with Nikki Medoro to report live from Minneapolis.

How is the Derek Chauvin trial going so far?

Criminal defense attorney and former CIA officer Jack Rice analyzes the trial on The Morning Show with Nikki Medoro.

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