The hand-picked private attorneys acting as prosecutors have rested their case against Derek Chauvin, the now-former Minneapolis police officer who was seen on a video holding down George Floyd. Floyd died in police custody in May of 2020. Floyd’s horrific death sparked riots, looting, and conflagration in several cities, including Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, Kenosha, and elsewhere. Portland’s riots went on for months. The specter of riots, indeed, which have broken out nearby due to a police shooting, hang over the verdict in the trial.