Biden 'praying for right verdict' in Chauvin trial — George Floyd

Biden 'praying for right verdict' in Chauvin trial — George Floyd

Barr rejected the deal in part because he felt it was too soon, as the investigation into Floyd's death was still in its relative infancy, law enforcement officials said.

He confirmed that he called Floyd's family on Monday to offer prayers and said he "can only imagine the pressure and anxiety they're feeling".

In Philadelphia, 1,000 Pennsylvania National Guard have been activated to bolster the city's response to any unrest.

He clearly stated that the entire incident wasn't an act of policing but a blatant murder.

"As the trial of Derek Chauvin comes to a close, and as the nation continues to grapple with a spate of violence and killings over the last few weeks, Princeton is offering resources to the University community, including virtual spaces for processing and discussion", the school said in a statement on their website. They will have to decide if Chauvin's restraint of Floyd was a "substantial causal factor" in his death.

Much of the evidence phase of the trial involved testimony from medical experts about Floyd's cause of death.

Biden and his aides are cautiously awaiting the outcome of the trial as a jury begins its second day of deliberations. Their trial is scheduled for 23 August.

Chauvin's lead lawyer, Eric Nelson, said he behaved as any "reasonable police officer" would, arguing that he followed his training from 19 years on the force. Nelson went on for so long - more than two hours - that the judge interrupted and sent the jury to lunch. "And there was nothing, nothing they could do about it because he had the authority, he had the power".

"President Biden spoke with the family of George Floyd yesterday to check in with them and also share that the family was in his prayers", Psaki tweeted Tuesday morning.

"This case is exactly what you thought when you saw it first, when you saw that video", prosecutor Steve Schleicher told the jury. "This wasn't policing, this was murder".

Defense attorneys often try to cast defendants in a positive light by having them wear a suit that fits, getting them to smile during breaks in proceedings or asking their family or friends to appear in the courtroom.

"We're looking for a guilty verdict".

"And if we don't, we can not go away".

He did call for the right verdict though, Welker said, asking why it's appropriate for the president to say anything at all before the jury has had their say, especially given the importance of the independent judiciary. "Guilty, guilty, guilty", said Waters. "Because we're all we've got".

The congresswoman was at the protest because Brooklyn Centre, a suburb about 16km from where Chauvin is being tried, is where 20-year-old Daunte Wright was shot by a police officer on Sunday, 11 April.

In Los Angeles, Police Chief Michel Moore said Monday that "added resources are already in play", the Los Angeles Times reported.

"You can believe your eyes", Schleicher said. Potter resigned last week and is charged with second-degree manslaughter.

"He did not purposefully use unlawful force", Nelson said. "I think if they want to give their opinions, they should do so in a respectful and in a manner that is consistent with their oath to the Constitution".

"Culpable negligence is intentional conduct that the defendant may not have meant to be harmful, but that an ordinary and reasonably prudent person would recognize as having a strong probability of causing injury to others", Cahill told the jury.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) said she would introduce a resolution to expel Waters over the comment.

The 82-year-old Waters is known for being outspoken on issues of race and poverty.

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki was asked during her daily briefing about the level of preparedness ahead of the verdict.

Medical experts called by the prosecution said Floyd died from hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen, from Chauvin's knee on his neck and that drugs were not a factor.

The president has repeatedly denounced Floyd's death but had previously stopped short of weighing in on the trial itself, with White House officials earlier saying it would be improper for a president to speak out during active judicial proceedings.

Last week, Chauvin invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination and did not take the witness stand. He has pleaded not guilty to all three charges.

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