Derek Chauvin Takes Fifth, Defense Rests, Closing Arguments Next Week

Minneapolis police officer, who on Thursday removed his face covering to invoke his Fifth Amendment right
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When closing arguments are delivered Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, jurors will have sat through the testimony of seven witnesses for the defense and 38 for the prosecution.

But the jury did not hear from the former Minneapolis police officer, who on Thursday removed his face covering to invoke his Fifth Amendment right not to testify.

Chauvin told the judge -- before the jury returned to the courtroom -- that it was his decision and his decision alone. It was one of the rare times the public heard from the ex-cop, who didn't display any emotion as he scribbled on a notepad during nearly three weeks of testimony.

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