People gather at George Floyd’s memorial to celebrate his birthday
By Abiodun Ogundairo
16 October 2020 | 5:05 pm
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Lawyers for Derek Chauvin have opened their case, arguing that the former police officer acted reasonably and in line with law enforcement policy in the way he restrained the late George Floyd.
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