George Floyd's Death: Emotional Testimony From Remorseful Bystanders


Were recapping the trial of derek. Chauvin week by week. He's the former minneapolis. Police officer charged with murder and manslaughter. In the death of george. Floyd later in the podcast. I'll talk with a criminal defense attorney about how it's going now that the prosecution is presenting its case against chauvin. If you listen to the trial this past week you probably heard or maybe hurt again. The end of george floyd life as chauvin knelt on his neck and two other officers held void down. The jury heard floyd say he couldn't breathe over and over. He says body hurt he called out mama and there were bystanders to urging officers to get off the handcuffed man telling him to take his pulse. Some bystanders gave emotional testimony as the state of minnesota presented. Its case in the minneapolis courtroom. Here's what we heard on friday. The most senior officer in the minneapolis. Police testified that his training never talk to kneel on a handcuffed person's neck lieutenant. Richard zimmermann homicide department says someone in handcuffs should be moved on their side or sitting up not lying face-down putting your neck for that amount of time is just uncalled for. I saw no reason why the officers felt they were in danger. If that's what they felt and that's what they would have to feel to be able to use that kind of force under cross examination by the defense attorneys zimmerman said he doesn't frequently interact with people on the street. He agreed that an officer needs to assess all circumstances when deciding whether to use

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