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Trial begins of police officer over George Floyd death

Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin ‘squeezed life out of’ George Floyd, the prosecution claims in opening statements as Chauvin's murder trial got under way.

Prosecutor Jerry Blackwell told jurors that Chauvin “didn’t let up, he didn’t get up” even after Mr Floyd said 27 times that he could not breathe and went motionless.

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