Lawyers for George Floyd’s Family Respond to Derek Chauvin Defense’s Focus on Drug Addiction.
Law & Crime
April 1, 2021
The defense for former police officer Derek Chauvin spent a significant amount of time on Thursday focusing on George Floyd’s history of drug addiction, ostensibly to create doubt in the jury’s mind as to what caused Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020. Both the prosecution and attorneys representing Floyd’s family pushed back against this strategy in and out of court.