The family of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter activists rallied this weekend ahead of the trial for the police officer accused of murdering him, which is set to begin on Monday local time.
"We're watching this trial hoping and praying and wishing for justice to be served because we didn't receive it," she said.
The shocking footage of Mr Floyd's 25 May death sparked a wave of "Black Lives Matter" protests against police brutality and racial injustice across the United States and in capitals around the world.
Mr Katyal described Mr Chauvin's trial as a "landmark criminal case, one of the most important in our nation's history.".
Judge Peter Cahill has announced that he will only allow ONE member of George Floyd's family to attend Derek Chauvin's criminal trial.
Ben Crump, a lawyer representing the Floyd family, said Saturday he was expecting the defense team to attack Mr Floyd's character.
The authorities have mobilised thousands of police officers and members of the National Guard to provide security during the trial. »