Witnesses and jurors see body-cam footage of George Floyd's death in court room | USA TODAY 1

Witnesses and jurors see body-cam footage of George Floyd’s death in court room | USA TODAY


Witnesses became emotional after being shown body-cam footage of George Floyd's death in the trial of Derek Chauvin Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighter Genevieve Hansen broke down in tears Tuesday as she testified about being prevented from helping George Floyd as police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck.

The 27-year-old, who also trained as an EMT, was on a walk last Memorial Day when she encountered Floyd and Chauvin. She can be heard on video of the arrest begging officers to check Floyd's pulse.

She described feeling "totally distressed" and "helpless" that the police wouldn't let her give medical attention to Floyd.

Almost everyone who has testified in Chauvin's trial became choked up on the witness stand as theydescribed watching Floyd go unconscious and lose his pulse. Many expressed regret that they couldn't help Floyd, a Black man who was pinned beneath Chauvin's knee for more than nine minutes on May 25, 2020.

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    1. @AG_ gutta The knee on his back had nothing to do with the overdose. Sorry man it doesnt fit your narrative

    2. @Johnny Lawrence Where are your sources? I can’t find anything that says the autopsies say he died of an overdose.

  1. Say what? Some jurors chose to look down and chose not watch the video of Floyd’s arrest? How is that doing due diligence to their positions as jurors?

    1. I think they looked away because it was so difficult to watch, I think it might help. Hopefully this isn’t blind optimism on my part

    2. @Booqueefious So, according to your logic, OJ shouldn’t have had a trial and just walked free. I mean, he was high profile and everything. How about Charles Manson – He was high profile and lots of people wanted him dead. He should have just walked free because he may not have had an impartial jury.

    3. @jeff nomad And he’d get it… Jury knew what they were getting into, their job is to examine the facts… By literally looking away, they aren’t doing their due diligence as sworn citizens who are supposed to… _examine_ factual evidence, and decide based on it.

      Mistrial, hung jury, it’s inevitable at this point.

  2. 0:29 wait, why would jurors refuse to watch the video? I don’t care who you believe is right or wrong, but at least watch the video. That’s evidence.

    1. @John Smith of course at this point who hasn’t heard about it and most people already have their minds made up but it really is a disgrace to the justice system thay they would continue the trial with that jury. If they cant watch the evidence they should be there to decide someone’s fate

    2. …any juror that can’t watch that video is already emotionally involved and can never be impartial and should be dismissed…

    3. @Captin Undies Doing that would make the most logical sense. But apparently I am the one that is completely insane living amongst the purely sane.

  3. The jurors that looked away, while the recording was playing of his arrest, should be taken off the case.

    1. Won’t happen, the left is itching for a conviction. They’ll do whatever they can to get it no matter how little evidence they have to convict, especially when it comes to murder 2 and 3 which do not apply here. 2nd degree manslaughter is the best they can hope for and even that will be tough. Either way, expect riots.

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  4. meanwhile everyone is ignoring the fact the officer was taking a knee for racial justice

  5. If jurors are not watching probably the most important piece of evidence in this case, Why are they even there?

    1. I think the testimony of the paramedics and doctors is the most important. Then, probably the medical examiner.

    2. The most important piece of evidence in the case is the autopsy report and blood work of George Floyd. It was clearly established that Floyd not only died from a concentration of fentanyl in his system which was four times the lethal dose for him but that he also had no trauma to his neck or airway.

    3. Jurors are there to convict regardless of the facts and evidence that contradicts the guilty verdict. It’s Mob Rule time in America.

    1. Amen but we all know the leftist news is not news at all it’s propaganda, just like the Nazi’s used prior WWII!

    2. @Robot Knee on shoulder. Neither autopsy noted any injuries whatsoever to Floyd’s neck, not even a bruise.

    3. @Kenny H What did Germans say that was wrong though? If you actually listen to what they were saying we wouldn’t be in this mess.

    1. Oh I don’t know. If justice is served with this murderer going to jail I can’t see any riots happening. That has never happened to my knowledge, so you can’t really say if justice is served they will riot anyway.

    2. @Mountain Man You aren’t living in Minneapolis if you believe that. No matter what they are going to riot. Do you think the exodus from the Twin Cities is by accident? It’s not because of the cops. It’s because of BLM and its utterly mindless followers.

  6. So the most important part today is a guy crying on the stand? Yeah forget about the police cam that shows Floyd resisting.

  7. If only he were alive today to still be able to break into pregnant women’s homes and hold guns to their baby-bellys and faces. God works in mysterious ways, I guess. I bet that courtroom smells like money.

  8. Refusal to watch video evidence should be grounds for dismissal from the jury. As a juror, I had to listen to the disturbing account of a girl who was raped by her father for years. I didn’t want to listen, but I didn’t plug my ears because it was my civil obligation. I had the opportunity to recuse myself during jury selection, and so did they.

  9. Living a life of crime ends up two ways. Prison or a grave. It’s always the same. Unless you’re a politician.

  10. The picture has been shown, it shows the cops knee on his back but from a certain angle it looks like it’s on his neck. And that view is what the media has been showing. They don’t want the other side to be shown because then their narrative is out the window.

    1. He had back up. THEY TOLD HIM TO STOP, HE SHOULD HAVE GOT OFF OF HIM. That is why what they do matters also!!!! Not just what the criminal did. Floyd is not on trial here!!!! Chauvin is!!!

    2. @J SmithSemper yeah okay buddy, it’s honestly laughable that y’all still believe anything the media says. It’s not like they have been lying to us for decades.

    3. @J SmithSemper Yes, that is true but it is clear George Floyd was a mess and most of the damage he did to himself.

  11. That poor cashier kid, thinking if he had just refused a fake 20, george would still be here. The truth is … if George hadn’t tried to pass a fake, the kid wouldn’t have had to tell his boss.

  12. The kid played a big maybe pivotal part in george’s death shame and to think a phony 20 was the cause of all this drama

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