George Floyd

President Biden reacts to the Chauvin trial verdict

On Tuesday, former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts for the death of George Floyd. After the verdict, the White House says the president, vice president and first lady spoke on the phone with Floyd’s brother. The president says this verdict is a step in the right direction.

Chauvin won’t testify at murder trial in Floyd’s death

By Amy Forliti, Steve Karnowski and Tammy Webber

The defense at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd has rested its case without putting Chauvin on the stand, wrapping up after two days of testimony to the prosecution’s two weeks. Chauvin informed the court Thursday that he will not testify, saying he would invoke his Fifth Amendment right not to take the stand.