Chauvin trial focuses on George Floyd’s drug use and police restraint

Chauvin trial focuses on George Floyd's drug use and police restraint 1


Nine days in, Derek Chauvin's trial focuses in on George Floyd's past drug use and restraint tactics used by Minneapolis police.


The prosecution of Derek Chauvin in George Floyd's death has focused not only on its arguments that the former police officer is culpable but a more elementary issue: That he failed to carry out his duty to provide basic care when Floyd was in medical distress and became unresponsive.

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93 Comments on "Chauvin trial focuses on George Floyd’s drug use and police restraint"

  1. ca dirgemont | April 7, 2021 at 9:31 PM | Reply

    Well it was a huge contribution to the events of his death especially when you view the whole 9minute arrest video

    • @Katie Michelle but u just said nothing could change your mind? I am saying that sort of mindset is the main problem.

      If i were u, i would start from watching the entire video.

    • @Rchoonigan you have your bias so nothing I can say will change that but watching the trial it would appear other law enforcement, a few doctors, a professional fighter, a medic and a firefighter would disagree with you and testify under penalty of perjury that it was excessive force and led to his death. But I get it, you know better cause politics 👍🏾

    • @Rchoonigan lol ok.

    • @Rchoonigan not to his wife or job 😂

    • Katie Michelle | April 9, 2021 at 12:43 AM | Reply

      @Soma’s View yet you still aren’t putting any facts out but it’s ok. Even if walks out of that courthouse (whistling as said) he won’t be for long! You all want to look at it through the laws and courts…. how about just being a decent human and not standing on someone neck for an exasperated amount of time and none of this would have happened. Obviously the people here don’t know much about addiction either. And He should of had to tell the officer he was ODing! If he was ODing he wouldn’t be able to tell someone he was!!! How about Don’t be ignorant to those facts!!

  2. You know what else needs to be on trial here? The war on drugs. If you need to ask why you’re part of the problem.

    • @Coyotes20 no. thats what I told my boyfriend

    • Rachel Vomhof | April 8, 2021 at 6:26 PM | Reply

      @Coyotes20 you didn’t break my heart because that’s not true and also your heart is going to break when your good buddy (mr. dc) is found guilty😂🤣😂‼️

    • @Rachel Vomhof has yes George was guilty. Just want its already been proven twice he died because of drugs and the fact his knee was not on his neck. Its sad you love and support volent with heavy drug use.

    • @Joe Rol are you sure? I’m sure that’s what you told your boyfriend pride boy

    • Rachel Vomhof | April 9, 2021 at 1:01 AM | Reply

      @Coyotes20 you’re goofy 🤪….

  3. Fentanyl Floyd overdosed after resisting arrest for 15 minutes.

    • @Jeffrey Eliot No i don’t. But don’t act like you know what’s going to happen. Sit down and chill i don’t want y’all trying to start another insurrection now 🤭🤣

    • Jeffrey Eliot | April 8, 2021 at 12:44 AM | Reply

      @Miguel B. Well the insurrection clearly happened and no I don’t support it. I voted for Trump but sometimes just because you won doesn’t mean you win. But alright. I will check back in a few weeks when he is acquitted and we can talk then

    • That’s right. Keep believing if you repeat something enough times, it makes it true.

    • @Jeffrey Eliot Aquitial means nothing. It’s virtually impossible to convict a cop because of people like you that will support their actions no matter what they do. Can’t wrap my mind around that mentality, but better you then me.

    • Jeffrey Eliot | April 8, 2021 at 3:25 PM | Reply

      @user name yes. I put more stock into facts over opinions and feelings. It’s better to have a justice system that isn’t based on mob rule. If you prefer to go to a mob rule system, the states may not be the best country for you

  4. CT-5555- Fives | April 7, 2021 at 10:13 PM | Reply

    What part of drug overdose dose people not under stand

    • @Jeff Slote It doesn’t get more bizzare then to blame the people who were trying to get chauvin to stop killing floyd for his death. The autopsy ruled it a homicide. That people think lying about that will magically change it shows a disconnect with reality.

    • @user name The crow was a problem. Even the states witnesses testified to that

    • @James Lee The cause of death was heart arrhythmia not lack of oxygen so how did the knee kill him

    • Dale Johnston | April 8, 2021 at 2:24 PM | Reply

      @James Lee 😅that’s funny! I’m going with songwriting for 200

    • theKONGSTOCKS | April 9, 2021 at 4:24 PM | Reply

      Yawn @James Lee

  5. Skip Hammond | April 7, 2021 at 10:14 PM | Reply

    Blm riots coming summer 2021

  6. Jiazhan Zhang | April 7, 2021 at 10:14 PM | Reply

    damn , OD on himself, and his family get 27mil ?

    • james oneill | April 8, 2021 at 1:37 AM | Reply

      Gib me dat

    • De’Andre Lacewell | April 8, 2021 at 2:03 PM | Reply

      Yupp his family deserve that money , if Floyd was already detained and handcuffed with two officers on top of him then why Chauvin placed a knee on the neck of Floyd for 9 min ? he was dead in 5 min
      The crowd warned him he was killing George but Chauvin smiled and did nothing also a off duty emt was trying to tell him also smh lol he is doomed

      ( we have cameras and etc )

    • Why was and is the kkk legal… how about all them how murder poc and different religions. There still here. The govt benefits off white peoples… president Ronald Reagan flooding crack into our cities. Can we discuss that?

    • Thursday The 12th | April 8, 2021 at 11:51 PM | Reply

      De’Andre Lacewell Why are repeating the same things we’ve been hearing for the last year? We all know what he did.

    • De’Andre Lacewell | April 9, 2021 at 12:50 AM | Reply

      @Thursday The 12th so why in the hell there is a trial lock this pig up

  7. foresaken to none | April 7, 2021 at 10:17 PM | Reply

    Not Rocket Science…autopsy shows…and if anyone has a discrepancy…DMX anyone..OD’d…Heart attack…life support…I’d say Fentynol of which poor Goerge was high on…dancing around in the store!!!

  8. Troy Danielson | April 7, 2021 at 10:21 PM | Reply

    Start boarding up your windows if you live in the Twin Cities, not guilty verdict coming due to drug overdose.

  9. Look Upwards | April 7, 2021 at 10:22 PM | Reply

    George Floyd is shouting from the Other Side that he definitely did too many drugs

    • @Alpha Wolfgang The video shows otherwise. Shame cop supporters can’t get aways with their lies now.

    • @* Tmiranda* Ok. Prove it.

    • @user name What is there to prove watch the footage there is no “chokehold”

    • @* Tmiranda* there was

    • Alpha Wolfgang | April 8, 2021 at 10:24 PM | Reply

      @user name lol wtf? i did watch the video in depth. chauvin did nothing wrong. floyd was squirming, kicking, and struggling the entire time and chauvin is supposed to keep him in place until the emt arrives. please watch the video, because either you didnt watch them or you are literally braindead.

  10. 1.95M subscribers and they roll with the “reporting on my cell phone in my apartment” look. Classy. 👍

  11. Ashley Nicole | April 7, 2021 at 10:22 PM | Reply

    he said “i ate to many drugs” is not deflecting…its called facts

    • Rhett Having a Vietnam Flashback | April 8, 2021 at 10:14 AM | Reply

      @DGiovanni There were police there and a nurse, why was he not rendered immediate aid. Did they not have narcane? Don’t all cops have narcane?

    • @Rhett Having a Vietnam Flashback No, not all cops have Narcan and failing to save someone from an overdose is not murder. You can argue that he’s a bad cop and he should lose his job, but he’s not a murderer just because the guy he was arresting decided to swallow enough drugs to kill a horse.

    • Lachlan Fraser | April 8, 2021 at 9:45 PM | Reply

      @Dawn Hazelett Yes! but ignorant people out there still don’t see that, the Media sets the Narrative just to make ratings just a disgrace

    • Rhett Having a Vietnam Flashback | April 8, 2021 at 10:42 PM | Reply

      @DGiovanni He also had the full weight of his knee on his neck and didn’t take it off for minutes after it was confirmed Floyd had no pulse. It was unintentional murder at best, and you want to defend this behavior in police officers.

    • Dawn Hazelett | April 9, 2021 at 9:44 AM | Reply

      @Rhett Having a Vietnam Flashback Crowder actually did a full remake of this incident in many aspects. There is also this new snippet of audio where Floyd says ..”I ate too many drugs”….so you tell me what actually happened.

  12. imliterally screaming watching this IM SO LIVIDWHAT WORLD R WE IN

  13. Anyone who’s actually watched the full trial (instead of the MSM’s negligent spin on the truth) has already seen the not guilty verdict from a mile away.

    • Considering footage shows knee was on the back. Something that should have been made well known long ago. I say go find all the rioters and looters and prosecute them. Fines as well to pay for the damages. You know they just wanted a chance to burn, loot, and murder. All three occurred in the terrorizing of citizens and cities.

    • @James Lee Does that apply to the 5 that attacked Channon Christian and Chris Newsom?

    • MrSandman127 | April 7, 2021 at 10:35 PM | Reply

      @James Lee Ctrl + V more, you’ll just convince people away from the argument.

    • @Kent Hazara almost no one knows who they are
      Thomas Jefferson was right when he said the 2 races cannot coincide

    • Xavier Urban | April 7, 2021 at 10:40 PM | Reply

      @James Lee you are clearly blind knee was on shoulder he died of a OD get over it already

  14. Stephen Irons | April 7, 2021 at 10:25 PM | Reply

    “I ate too many Drugs” – Fentanyl Floyd

    • @Stephen Irons You’re the one saying his knee was on his shoulder when the video shows it to be on his neck. Got any else other then your delusions?

    • @Stephen Irons he’s knees was on his neck. You lost the argument.

    • louis david Nicoue | April 9, 2021 at 4:46 PM | Reply

      Ok ladies and gentlemen… on one side with got a pabel of experienced doctor who rule the cause of death being caused by the defendant( chauvin) and on one side a NOBODY who has no idea what so ever about what happen other than the video we all watch and his pseudo knowledge of illicit drugs…
      Hmmm who should I believe is right? … very hard choise to make….
      Dude just watch the damn case like all of us you opinion doesn’t matter one bit. And if like you said he died of drug overdose, how come he didn’t collapse BEFORE the cops kill him?

    • Peter Griffin | April 9, 2021 at 6:50 PM | Reply

      George Floyd said “I ain’t do any drugs” but I am not surprised dimwits are lying about it in hopes of justifying a murder.

  15. Alodda Krappenschitz | April 7, 2021 at 10:35 PM | Reply

    The one thing that sticks out to me is that Floyd was unresponsive for almost 3 minutes at the tail end of the footage. I wonder why he wasn’t rolled on his side(the recovery position).

    • Alodda Krappenschitz | April 7, 2021 at 11:31 PM | Reply

      With Officer Tou Thao holding the bystanders at bay, there were still 3 officers holding Floyd down.

    • Alodda Krappenschitz | April 7, 2021 at 11:33 PM | Reply

      @Jeffrey Eliot
      I never even hinted that Floyd should’ve been released.

    • @Alodda Krappenschitz : Yes, Ex-Officer Chauvin killed Floyd. Someone should have given him a cigarette after he finally lifted his knee off Floyd’s neck. Murder.

    • @Alodda Krappenschitz maybe, who knows.

    • Alodda Krappenschitz | April 7, 2021 at 11:57 PM | Reply

      Another aspect that concerns me is the urine that came out of Floyd’s body. That’s a sign of distress or possible death.

  16. Thomas Gates | April 8, 2021 at 1:09 AM | Reply

    Why are we still crying over George Floyd?

  17. Skyler Johnson | April 8, 2021 at 9:43 AM | Reply

    George Floyd is not the person on trial.

    • invisible man | April 8, 2021 at 10:37 AM | Reply

      Was Derek Chauvin having a bad day?…We all saw what George Floyd was doing 20 minutes before his death. Why aren’t we talking about what Derek Chauvin was doing 20 minutes before he arrived at that store?..Was Derek Chauvin also tested for drugs?..Did Chauvin have an argument with someone earlier that day?…..Looking at this trial it looks like the one on trial is George Floyd and not Derek Chauvin.

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  19. William Fleming | April 8, 2021 at 1:12 PM | Reply

    Let us hope when Chauvin gets to prison he suffers the same scenario.

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  20. Howard Robinson | April 8, 2021 at 10:15 PM | Reply

    Look, it was George’s time. It was fate that day for George Floyd. Whether it would have been a car accident, spontaneous hypoxia, falling off a roof, being the victim of a random shooting, whatever. It was George’s day to die. As for Chauvin, it was simply his fate that day to witness George Floyd die.

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