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Derek Chauvin invokes Fifth Amendment, chooses to not testify

Derek Chauvin invokes Fifth Amendment, chooses to not testify

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer, spoke for the first time at his murder trial in the death of George Floyd. Mr. Chauvin told the judge he would not be taking the stand in his own defense, and said ’I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege today.’ While defendants at trial have the option to testify, they can then be cross-examined by prosecutors.

Tom A
Tom A
Glen 2 months

He was found guilty, before trial began. Kangaroo court has to find him guilty, their being blackmailed by BLM.

jamie 2 months

Testifying in court as the defendant is similar to talking to police anytime they come to question. Don’t answer questions no matter what. Because you can talk yourself into an arrest or conviction but you can’t talk yourself out of one

The Oracle8191
The Oracle8191 2 months

Aaaaand that's game: "Dr Tobin returns to stand, testifies George Floyd had a 98% oxygen saturation"

Alex 2 months

Smart move. He know his words will be used as propoganda across the nation. Best to let other people with less public attention defend for him.

Slevin Kelevra
Slevin Kelevra 2 months

Why should he? He pled Not Guilty. Its up to the prosecution to prove he killed him beyond a reasonable doubt. I was honestly surprised how much reasonable doubt there was before the defense even started. Ask yourself this question, if you were on the jury and had to serve the sentence yourself if you chose wrong, what would your verdict be? That is ALWAYS how I look at these cases. It's easy to say there is enough proof when it's not your neck on the line.

John W
John W 2 months

It's almost never a good idea to testify, one word in error even if not true can put you down. Nobody in real life speaks perfectly like a robot, especially when nervous.

Mutatis 2 months

Fairly common in these types of cases.

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