EXPLAINER: In ex-cop’s trial, defense promises video too

CHICAGO (AP) — It’s clear video will be the central focus at the trial of a white former police officer charged with killing George Floyd, and not just the widely seen bystander video that set off nationwide protests last year. The defense says it will also turn to videos to make its case. Derek Chauvin is charged with murder and manslaughter in the May 25 death of Floyd, who was Black. Prosecutors almost immediately played part of the bystander video on Monday that showed Floyd pleading for air as Chauvin held his knee on his neck. Defense attorneys say they will show video featuring Floyd swallowing drugs and police body camera footage that shows Floyd resisting arrest.