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Medical Examiner: Floyd had heart disease but officer interaction "was more than Floyd could take"

On the tenth day of witness testimony in the Derek Chauvin murder trial, two physicians, including the medical examiner who performed the autopsy on George Floyd and ruled his death a homicide, faced intense questioning from the prosecution and the defense. Benjamin Crump is the attorney for George Floyd's family. He joins AC360 to discuss the trial. Plus, the United Kingdom is mourning with Queen Elizabeth at the loss of her beloved husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. He was 99....


Doctor: Floyd’s preexisting conditions and drug use had no impact on death

A renowned pulmonary critical care doctor testified that George Floyd’s preexisting conditions and drug use had no impact on his death and that he died from “low level of oxygen” when former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned him to the street. Shareeduh Tate is George Floyd’s cousin and the president of the George Floyd Foundation. She joins AC360 to discuss the trial and says she “feels good about what the prosecution is doing.” Plus, at least one person was killed and five...


CDC Director: UK variant is now dominant coronavirus strain in the U.S.

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said the coronavirus variant first identified in the United Kingdom is now the most common strain in the United States. Studies suggest the UK variant is more contagious than the original strain. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci tells Anderson Cooper it’s a race between getting people vaccinated and a potential surge. Plus, a Los Angeles Police Department use-of-force expert says former Minneapolis Police...


Police use-of-force expert: Derek Chauvin’s kneeling is not trained restraint tactic

A Minneapolis Police use-of-force training instructor testified that Derek Chauvin’s kneeling on George Floyd’s neck is not a trained restraint tactic. Meanwhile, the defense zeroed in on a theory that bystanders distracted the former Minneapolis Police officer. Jose Baez is a criminal defense attorney and successfully represented Casey Anthony when she was on trial for first-degree murder of her 2-year-old daughter. He joins AC360 to discuss the defense’s argument. Plus, the New York Times’...


Police Chief: Chauvin “absolutely” violated neck restraint policy

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo testified that former officer Derek Chauvin’s actions were “in no way, shape or form” proper and “absolutely” violated the department’s neck restraint policy. Former Washington DC Police Chief and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey joins AC360 to discuss the police chief’s testimony. Plus, Michigan recently added more than 8,400 new Covid-19 cases in one day, the most since December. CNN Senior National Correspondent Miguel Marquez...


Chauvin’s supervisor: Restraint of Floyd could have ended earlier

Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin’s supervisor testified that the force being used by officers should have stopped earlier. Retired Sgt. David Pleoger told the court “when Mr. Floyd was no longer offering up any resistance to the officers, they could have ended the restraint.” Chauvin’s defense team has already said the jury will learn that the former police officer “did exactly what he had been trained to do.” Mark O’Mara is a criminal defense attorney and successfully...


Graphic body cam videos of George Floyd’s arrest played in court

Body camera videos from Minneapolis police officers were played in court during his criminal trial and showed the jury what witnesses saw as George Floyd took his last breaths. One video showed Floyd crying and begging officers to “please don’t shoot me” as they first approached him in a car. Witnesses can also be heard on the footage pleading with officers to check his pulse. Former federal prosecutor Laura Coates joins AC360 to discuss the new video and whether or not she thinks the...


Firefighter, 9-year-old and teens give powerful testimony in Derek Chauvin trial

Six bystanders who witnessed George Floyd die took the stand on the second day of Derek Chauvin’s criminal trial. The jury heard testimony from a 9-year-old, three high school students, a mixed martial arts fighter and a Minneapolis firefighter. MMA fighter Donald Wynn Williams II said he “felt the need to call the police on the police” because “I believe I witnessed a murder.” Former federal prosecutor Laura Coates tells AC360 testimony like Williams’ helps the prosecution “tremendously”...


CDC Director: “I’m scared”

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky shared a feeling of “impending doom” with Covid-19 cases spiking throughout the country and said “I’m scared.” President Biden called on state and local officials to “please” reinstate the mask mandates. Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency room physician and the former Baltimore health commissioner. She tells AC360 we’re making so much good progress and “that’s why this is so frustrating because we are so close.” Plus, opening statements began in the criminal...


Biden: Justice Department is “taking a look” at Georgia law

President Joe Biden called a new Georgia law that imposes voting restrictions “Jim Crow in the 21st century” and an “atrocity.” When asked if there was anything the White House could do to protect voting rights in Georgia, the President said “the Justice Department is taking a look.” Democratic Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tells AC360 we have to “bring people to the polls to stand up for those votes suppressed.” Plus, in an exclusive interview, former CDC director Robert Redfield said...


Georgia lawmakers move to restrict voting access

Georgia Republicans sped a sweeping elections bill into law that imposes new voter identification requirements for absentee ballots, empowers state officials to take over local elections boards, limits the use of ballot drop boxes and makes it a crime to approach voters in line to give them food and water. In President Biden’s first White House news conference he said he will “do anything” in his power to halt efforts to restrict voting rights. CNN Political Commentator Van Jones tells...


People line the streets of Boulder to honor slain police Officer Eric Talley

Hundreds of people lined the streets as a hearse transferred the body of Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley to a funeral home in Aurora. His patrol vehicle parked in front of the police station has become a shrine full of flowers, wreaths and cards. Talley was one of ten people killed when a gunman opened fire in the Boulder supermarket. Survivors have been returning to the scene to honor the victims and pay their respects. Kimberly Moore is a pharmacy technician at the King Soopers grocery...


10 killed in Colorado grocery store shooting

Police identified the ten people killed in the Boulder, Colorado grocery store shooting. One of the victims was 51-year-old Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley, who was one of the first officers on the scene. He leaves behind a wife and seven children. Pres. Joe Biden praised the heroism of Office Talley saying “that’s the definition of an American hero.” Maggie Montoya is a pharmacy technician at the King Soopers grocery store. She joins AC360 to describe the terrifying moments she spent...


Multiple people killed in Colorado store shooting

Multiple people have been killed, including one police officer, in a shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado. Authorities said one suspect is in custody. A witness told CNN affiliate KCNC he was inside the grocery store at the time of the shooting and said “everybody was running.” CNN’s Lucy Kafanov is on the scene and gives Anderson Cooper the latest updates. Plus, former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe joins AC360 to react to the latest details. Airdate: March 22, 2021 Guests:...


Biden: Asian Americans have been “attacked, blamed, scapegoated and harassed”

Pres. Joe Biden condemned the “skyrocketing” hate crimes against Asian Americans in the wake of the Atlanta-area shootings that left eight dead, including six women of Asian descent. He said Asian Americans have been “attacked, blamed, scapegoated and harassed.” Asian American Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth tells Anderson Cooper “we have been marching towards more and more violent hate crimes against AAPIs in the last year, in particular in the past four years under the Trump presidency.”...


GOP lawmaker uses hearing on anti-Asian violence to invoke lynching

Reports of anti-Asian hate incidents have been on the rise in recent months and Asian American lawmakers are asking their Republican colleagues to tone down rhetoric in the wake of attacks on their community. GOP Rep. Chip Roy used a hearing on anti-Asian violence to invoke lynching by bringing up an “old saying in Texas” about finding “all the rope in Texas and get a tall oak tree.” Democratic Rep. Marilyn Strickland, who is half Korean, joins AC360 to react to Rep. Roy’s comments and says...


Atlanta shootings a terrifying escalation for Asian Americans

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began Asian Americans throughout the United States have been verbally harassed, spat on and injured in a “disgusting pattern of hate.” Even though police haven’t determined a motive, the Atlanta spa shootings that killed eight people, most of them Asian, jolted a community already on edge. Professional basketball player Jeremy Lin revealed he was called “coronavirus” on the court. He joins AC360 to discuss the rise of attacks and violence against the AAPI...


Biden to migrants: “Don’t come” across U.S.-Mexico border right now

Pres. Joe Biden discouraged migrants from coming to the United States telling them “don’t come” and “don’t leave your town or city or community.” The administration is dealing with a surge of unaccompanied migrant children at the border trying to come to the U.S. CNN Senior Political Correspondent Abby Philip joins AC360 to react to Biden’s comments and to discuss his administration’s response. Plus, at least eight people have died in shootings at three Atlanta-area spas and one suspect has...


Biden administration would welcome Trump’s help in promoting vaccine

The White House said it would welcome former Pres. Trump’s help in promoting the coronavirus vaccine to his supporters. A recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows 47% of people who supported Trump in the 2020 election said they wouldn’t get the vaccine. Pres. Biden urged “all local docs and ministers and priests to talk about why - why it's important to get in - to get that vaccine, and even after that, until everyone is in fact vaccinated, to wear this mask.” Former CDC Director Tom...


CDC: U.S. tops 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered

The U.S. has administered more than 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses as Pres. Joe Biden announced his mission to open vaccine access to all adults by May 1 in his first prime-time address. Washington had one of the first coronavirus outbreaks in the U.S. more than a year ago. Governor Jay Inslee joins AC360 to react to Biden’s goal and says his state’s vaccine rollout is rapidly increasing as more doses become available. Plus, both New York senators are urging Democratic Governor Andrew...