The Death of George Floyd Murder Trial, Pt 8: Defense’s Case – Court TV Podcast

Posted at 9:51 AM, April 20, 2021 and last updated 7:45 PM, July 19, 2023

After weeks of testimony from the prosecution, it’s now time for Derek Chauvin’s lawyer to present the defense’s case. Will a different point of view on police use of force and forensic science be enough to sway the jury? Will testimony from one of the people who was with George Floyd that afternoon have an impact?

Host Vinnie Politan and Court TV’s Michael Ayala will break it all down. Plus Vinnie will explain the “Poltian Theorem” – his method for calculating how long the jury may deliberate after closing arguments end.


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To see Derek Chauvin invoke his 5th Amendment rights, click here.

For more of what to expect in closing arguments, click here.

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