Chauvin faces murder and manslaughter charges. For a conviction, jurors must conclude that prosecutors showed beyond a reasonable doubt that Chauvin caused Floyd's death while kneeling on him for more than nine minutes last May.
Mr Chauvin, who is white, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree "depraved mind" murder and second-degree manslaughter. They resumed deliberations at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
"We plan to gather peacefully at the Salt Lake Public Safety Building" at 475 S. 300 East, the post by Utah Against Police Brutality said, "and we will be marching from there".
In response, defense attorney Eric Nelson said Chauvin acted as a "reasonable officer" would in that situation and said there was no evidence he intentionally or purposefully used force that was unlawful. The jury can convict Chauvin of some, none or all three of the charges.
"Believe your eyes. What you saw, you saw", Schleicher said.
"It's exactly what you saw with your eyes, It's actually what you knew". "Floyd was a big guy-he's nearly as big as Officer [Thomas] Lane", Schleicher said while showing a photo of Floyd appearing shorter than one of the other arresting officers.
"The nine minutes and 29 seconds ignores the previous 16 minutes and 59 seconds", Nelson argued.
Arradondo testified earlier, saying clearly that Chauvin's leaning on the restrained Floyd's neck was "in no way shape or form" part of their training.More news: Walter Mondale, Former Vice President and Failed Presidential Candidate, Dies at 93
Schultz, the law professor, said the state had presented a strong case.
Steve Schleicher, a prosecutor with the Minnesota attorney general's office, said that Chauvin was guilty of murder when he kneeled on Floyd's neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds during his attempted arrest in May previous year.
"No crime was committed if it was an authorized use of force", Nelson argued.
"George Floyd was not a threat to anyone", Schleicher said.
But, they said: "We must also be on guard for those who seek to exploit these events to undermine the work we've already begun here".
Chauvin, dressed in a light grey suit and dark blue shirt and blue tie, took off his face mask to listen to closing arguments but his face displayed little emotion.
"Right from the courtroom, he will go to jail and he will be held in jail until sentencing".
The city has also been on edge in recent days over the deadly police shooting of a 20-year-old Black man, Daunte Wright, in a nearby suburb on April 11.More news: Ingenuity performs first flight on Mars
Judge Peter Cahill was referring to controversial comments over the weekend by Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, who urged protesters in Minnesota to "stay in the street" and "get more confrontational" if Chauvin is not found guilty.
Psaki said Monday that the White House has had a "range of conversations" about preparations for the upcoming verdict and added, "Our objective is to ensure there is space for peaceful protest".
Well, first, let me say, as you all know, the jury is deliberating, will come back with a verdict - or they will be deliberating, I should say.
Among the 38 witnesses who testified for the prosecution were some of the bystanders who watched Floyd's May 25, 2020 arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill to buy a pack of cigarettes.
He called her comments "abhorrent" and "disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch".
Darnella Frazier, the teenager who took the video that went viral, said Floyd was "scared" and "begging for his life".
"He did what he did on objective, and it killed George Floyd", prosecutor Steve Schleicher said during the closing argument.
Medical experts called by the prosecution said Floyd died from hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen, from Chauvin's knee on his neck and that drugs were not a factor.More news: Less than 100 ICU beds vacant in Delhi, situation worsening: Kejriwal
Defense attorney Eric Nelson, in more than 2½ hours of arguments before the racially diverse 12-member jury, contended that Chauvin followed his police training in restraining Floyd on the pavement of a city street after the suspect initially resisted police efforts to put him into a squad vehicle. The now former police officer, Kim Potter, said she'd confused her Taser with her gun and shot the young man by accident.