The jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis policeman accused of killing George Floyd last year, has retired to consider its verdict.
The prosecution told jurors that Mr Chauvin had murdered Mr Floyd, but the defence said their client had correctly followed police training.
The court is being protected by barbed wire, high barriers and armed soldiers from the National Guard.
Cities across the country are bracing for protests regardless of the verdict.
On Monday, the prosecution and defence made their closing statements in a trial that lasted three weeks. The prosecution then had another opportunity to rebut defence arguments before the jury was sent to deliberate.
How did the defence sum up?
He said Mr Chauvin’s body camera and badge were knocked off his chest owing to “the intensity of the struggle”.
The lawyer also argued that his client was unlikely to have intentionally violated use-of-force rules as he would have been aware that the whole interaction was being recorded. “Officers know that they are being videotaped,” added Mr Nelson.
How did the prosecution sum up?
“This wasn’t policing; this was murder,” he added.
“In fact, a child did understand it, when the nine-year-old girl said, ‘Get off of him,’” Mr Blackwell said, referring to a young onlooker who objected. “That’s how simple it was. ‘Get off of him.’ Common sense.”
What happens now?
Of the 12 jurors, six are white, four are black and two are multiracial. Seven are women and five are men.