On Thursday, court proceedings in the George Floyd trial began with the announcement that Derek Chauvin, the officer accused of the murder of Mr Floyd, would plead the fifth amendment and not testify in court.
Directed by defence attorney Eric Nelson, Mr Chauvin confirmed that after a “lengthy discussion” with the defence he would “invoke his fifth amendment privilege.” In response, Judge Peter A Cahill engaged with Mr Chauvin directly, noting that the decision to invoke the fifth amendment was his “personal right.”
Mr Chauvin confirmed his decision was “a voluntary one on his [own] behalf,” and Judge Cahill instructed the jury not to “draw any inference from the fact that the defendant has not testified in this case.”
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