Here's What Derek Chauvin Said After Getting Off George Floyd's Neck

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"Looks like he's probably on something", Chauvin said, suggesting Floyd had taken drugs.

Today marks day 3 of Derek Chauvin's murder trial for the death of George Floyd. In the videos, Floyd gasps that he's claustrophobic, repeatedly says he can't breathe and calls for his mother.

Floyd's death, along with the harrowing bystander video of him gasping for breath as onlookers yelled at Chauvin to get off him, triggered sometimes violent protests around the world and a reckoning over racism and police brutality across the U.S.

Authorities previously said Hall was a key witness in the state's investigation into the four officers who apprehended Floyd.

McMillian, the first bystander on the scene, can be heard on video at one point telling the struggling Floyd "you can't win" and to get into the back of the police squad auto.

The jury watched video on Wednesday that showed a cheerful-looking Floyd in his final minutes inside a grocery store before he ended up below Chauvin on the road outside, a scene that the cashier, Christopher Martin, told the jury he watched in disbelief.

"I feel helpless", he said.

"I understand him. My mom died June 25th", McMillian said as he recalled Floyd's plea for his mom. "Mama, I love you", he says.

The Hennepin County Public Defender's Office filed the notice on behalf of Morries Hall, who was sitting in the front passenger seat of a vehicle with Floyd, who was in the driver's seat, when police approached Floyd for allegedly using a fake $20 bill at Cup Foods in south Minneapolis.

Chauvin faces second and third-degree murder charges, as well as one charge of second-degree manslaughter.

As the trial played security camera footage from the arrest, the video showed Martin with his hands on his head, and he was asked what was going through his mind at the time. He described Mr Floyd as "friendly and approachable".

Prosecutors are seeking to demonstrate to the jury that Mr Chauvin had no justification for using a risky neck restraint on a compliant Mr Floyd.

CHANG: And did Frazier, this witness who was talking about filming the death of George Floyd - does she talk about what it meant to be the person who filmed this viral video? The defence has argued that the now-fired officer did what his training told him to do and that Floyd's death was not caused by Chauvin's knee on his neck, as prosecutors contend, but by a combination of illegal drug use, heart disease, high blood pressure and the adrenaline flowing through his body. And Donald Williams, who is Black, spent several minutes pleading with officer Chauvin and, in some cases, insulting him as he pinned Floyd down.

Frazier told the court that on May 25, 2020, she had been walking to a corner store with her younger cousin when she encountered police pinning Floyd to the ground. He told the court he engaged in conversation with Mr Floyd, urging him to get into the police vehicle.

"It's been nights I've stayed up apologizing to George Floyd for not doing more and not physically interacting and not saving his life", she said.

Mr Martin said he told the store manager about the fake bill, however, and he was told to go outside and tell Mr Floyd to return to the store.

Mr Martin said he tried twice to get Mr Floyd and his friends to come back into the store to speak with a manager about the bill, but they refused.

"I just didn't want to have to show it (the video) to anyone", he said.

Martin was among several people who have testified about their frustration and anger as they witnessed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck outside a convenience store last May. "I was desperate to give help". "I don't know if you've ever seen someone die in front of you, but it's very upsetting", she said at one point.



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