Chauvin stated this morning he is not going to testify. It would have been interesting to have heard the discussion between Chauvin and Nelson (his attorney) that led to Chauvin's decision. From the exchange in court, it sounds like it was something they had many discussions about. In the end, it's Chauvin's call and not his attorney's. Although the jury will be instructed not to see this as a sign of guilt, I think it's just human nature to believe a guilty person would be more likely to invoke the 5th rather than an innocent one. Whether it's fair or not, I think many people will assume that an innocent person would want to the chance to explain their own actions. I'm not saying I agree with that conclusion, but that's how I see people reading it.