Chauvin Trial: Defense Rests Without Chauvin Taking The Stand The Derek Chauvin trial is nearing its end, without the former Minneapolis police officer taking the stand. On Thursday, the defense rested after Chauvin invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify. Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday, followed by jury deliberations. Chauvin is charged with two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, which sparked nationwide protests last May. How much of the trial did you follow online? Now that the prosecution and defense have made their cases, which direction do you see the jury going?