Nelson used his question directly to prove that Freud resisted the police order in May 2019. During the trial, Nelson has been trying to testify to support Freud’s death due to health problems, not the behavior of the officer. During his arrest in May 2020.
“I approached the vehicle on the passenger side. The passenger window was facing down. I started to say to the person who had served as the co-pilot seat many times,”
“The passenger did not respond and did not follow my orders.”
Creighton testified that he “must reach out…because I want to see his hands.” Remove Freud from the car and put on handcuffs.
“In my opinion, his behavior is very nervous and anxious.”
“Did you draw a service weapon?” Nelson asked.
“Yes, I did it.”
From that day on, Nelson introduced Creighton’s portable camera lens. He said: “I am not going to shoot you” and his service weapon is visible on the frame.
“Put your hands where I can see!” Craighton said while telling Floyd to put his hands on the dashboard.
“I won’t shoot you,” he added.
The video does show Freud’s resistance.
At the cross, the prosecution asked Creighton to raise questions to show that Freud was not under medical pressure during the arrest, in order to undermine Nelson’s defense against health issues.
“Did he wake up in this incident?” the prosecutor demanded.
“Yes it is.”
“Is he conscious?
“Yes,” Creighton said later, “he doesn’t coordinate in my mind.”
Cahill told the jurors that Creighton’s testimony had nothing to do with Floyd’s character.
After Creighton’s testimony was completed, Nelson called the next witness from the defense, Michelle Moseng. She is a retired Minneapolis medical staff who was asked to assist Floyd after he was arrested in May 2019.
“It is very difficult to evaluate him,” Moseng testified. “He was frustrated and confused.” Nelson then asked her if Freud told her he had taken the medicine.
She said: “He told me that he took it several times every 20 minutes. Yes, I don’t remember if it is oxygenated or Percocet, but it is based on opioids.”