Awaiting verdict. One this quick bodes well for the Prosecution. Not to get over my skis…but next issue is, if convicted, does he go straight to jail while he files his appeal? My guess, yes and yes. I will discuss after the verdict with @AlisonMorrisNOW on @NBCNewsNow.
As we think about the pressure on this jury, remember that, unlike most police cases - the Chauvin case has the support of the Police Department, from the Chief to the first officer on the scene - all agreed Chauvin’s use of force was unnecessary and excessive.
Lawyers spend trials building credibility to cash in on it in jury room. Def/c has hurt his: pushing a “crowd" defense, a “tailpipe" defense, and it was "reasonable hold" defense. In closing, when def/c misstated the law - more damage. Pros. rightly called him on it. Will hurt.