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Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, over the in-custody death of George Floyd. I’ll be live blogging the court’s proceedings all day in real-time!
For those who may not know, I’m Attorney Andrew F. Branca, an internationally-recognized expert in use-of-force law, providing daily real-time legal analysis of the Chauvin trial’s proceedings as a guest commentator for Legal Insurrection, as well as over at my own blog, Law of Self Defense.
Today’s court proceedings continue with the state prosecutors presenting their case in chief, with the day starting with the in-progress cross-examination of hostile firefighter Genevieve Hansen by the defense.
You may recall that the cross of Hansen was paused yesterday afternoon, after Judge Cahill felt obliged to clear the jury from the court room and scold Hansen on the record for her hostility and argumentativeness to the defense on cross. During that scolding, Hansen elected to get argumentative with Judge Cahill himself, which probably was less well received than she might have anticipated.
For your viewing pleasure, that scolding is presented here:
Here’s live video of the today’s court’s proceedings:
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Here’s today’s live blogging, updated in real time throughout the day:
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Attorney Andrew F. Branca
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