WARNING: Viewers may find portions of this trial disturbing
Day 3 in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin over the death of George Floyd.
More witnesses took the stand Tuesday in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, and some broke down in tears recounting their memory of the day George Floyd died.
The witnesses included a mixed martial arts fighter, the teenager who recorded the now viral video of Floyd's death, the teen's 9-year-old cousin, two high school seniorswho said they were headed to the store to get an auxiliary cord and a Minneapolis firefighter who witnessed the incident while out on a walk.
Two other witnesses – a 911 dispatcher and a cashier working across the street – testified Monday, and lawyers for the defense and prosecution opened the trial by laying out their case. Here's what you missed.
Floyd, a Black man, died in police custody on May 25, 2020, after Chauvin, who is white, pinned his knee against Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes as Floyd cried out "I can’t breathe" more than 20 times. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
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