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

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

  1. Jesse Link 4 doesn't drink Coke | March 31, 2021 at 10:32 PM | Reply

    I’m just glad george fluid didn’t drive away and crash into a family.

  2. Rhyme& Reason | March 31, 2021 at 10:33 PM | Reply

    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?

    • @Steve Austin Austin If that happens we’ll see a repeat of 1992

    • vidowatcher91 | March 31, 2021 at 11:04 PM | Reply

      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

    • The_Beat_Thief | March 31, 2021 at 11:05 PM | Reply

      @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.

    • @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.

  3. 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.

    • The Blind Ref | March 31, 2021 at 10:44 PM | Reply

      Saw th video. Not hard to watch

    • Captin Undies | March 31, 2021 at 10:59 PM | Reply

      @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

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

    • @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.

    • Because why is still a thing, that’s why.

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

    • Defund-The-Media | March 31, 2021 at 10:56 PM | Reply

      @Антон Преображенский boy are tou going to be sad when this officer walks lol

    • @Defund-The-Media you’re either a troll or delusional, dont care enough to decide

    • @Graham Gonzo that’s a bad comparison…

    • Defund-The-Media | March 31, 2021 at 10:59 PM | Reply

      @M M no. I just have eyes.

    • Nathan Williams | March 31, 2021 at 11:06 PM | Reply

      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.

  5. How was the jury allowed to not watch the cam footage?!

  6. White Supremacy & Colonizer Technical Support | March 31, 2021 at 10:42 PM | Reply

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

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

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

    • 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.

    • No, it is forbidden! You shall not speak of it!

    • James Feldman | March 31, 2021 at 11:10 PM | Reply

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

    • @Zulu Bravo exactly 💯 people need to stop acting on emotions and feelings and start listening to the science

  8. Stoned & Scared | March 31, 2021 at 10:44 PM | Reply

    Make sure it’s the full video. Not the one that the main stream media shoved down our throats.

  9. Parker Gabriel | March 31, 2021 at 10:46 PM | Reply

    Riots and looting will ensue regardless of the verdict

    • 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.

    • *If that true then why aren’t people rioting right now? what asinine comment*

    • Molan Labe United We Stand | March 31, 2021 at 11:11 PM | Reply

      Looters be warned if you loot my store you shall receive high speed lead therapy.

    • Trevor Rogert | March 31, 2021 at 11:14 PM | Reply

      @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.

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

  11. So the jurors refused to watch the evidence? Um ok?

  12. Edward Dominguez | March 31, 2021 at 10:50 PM | Reply

    Anyone else been seeing that one joke going around about him being sober? oof

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Emmanuel Zorg | March 31, 2021 at 10:58 PM | Reply

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

  16. Molan Labe United We Stand | March 31, 2021 at 10:59 PM | Reply

    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.

    • J SmithSemper | March 31, 2021 at 11:07 PM | Reply

      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!!!

    • Molan Labe United We Stand | March 31, 2021 at 11:09 PM | Reply

      @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.

    • Trevor Rogert | March 31, 2021 at 11:13 PM | Reply

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

  17. Riots R’ Us.

    Coming to a KMart or Target near you.

  18. cupcake lily life | March 31, 2021 at 11:05 PM | Reply

    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.

  19. c0unterph0bia | March 31, 2021 at 11:08 PM | Reply

    They need to throw those jurors out if they’re not going to watch the evidence.

  20. 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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