Yesterday, the Derek Chauvin murder trial received more vivid and original testimony from witnesses. They witnessed the guilt and helplessness of the witnesses. They witnessed the 46-year-old black George Floyd (George Floyd). ) Under the knees of a white former police officer who died in Minneapolis.
The 61-year-old witness, Charles McMillian, who testified on Wednesday, collapsed while watching a video of the incident and explained why Floyd, who was motionless, was taken by an ambulance after 9 minutes and 29 minutes. After leaving, he faced Chauvin̵
When the prosecutor played a videotape to McMillian, the eyewitness sobbed on the shelf in grief, put his head in his hand for a while, reached for a tissue, and recalled Floyd’s efforts to make ends meet. Calling the dead mother.
“I feel helpless,” McMillian said in court. “I don’t have a mother either. I know him.”
At the same time, in the latest released police camera footage shown to the jury on the third day of the testimony, Shavin and McMillian could be heard interacting.
The footage on Chauvin’s body camera is the first public appearance of the former Minneapolis police officer who heard any explanation in public about his actions to fix Floyd on the street.
Chauvin denied the charge of murder and manslaughter in the trial in downtown Minneapolis, which was nearly a year after Floyd’s murder led to the outbreak of protests. Not only in Minnesota, but throughout the United States and internationally, black people lived. The problem of resurrection movement and widespread racial discrimination.
The video shows Chauvin briefly interacting with McMillian who testified on Wednesday. When McMillian questioned Chauvin’s use of restraints, the former officer replied: “That’s one person’s opinion.” He added: “We have to control this person because he is quite a big man. People. It looks like he might be doing something”, referring to Floyd’s ingestion of illegal drugs.
The prosecutor asked him why he confronted Chavin after Freud was taken away by an ambulance, and McMillian replied: “Because I read it wrong.”
On the third day of the trial, a series of painful body camera videotapes were launched, some of which have been released to the public before, as well as more bystander testimony, including McMillian. In the video, Floyd can be heard begging for a lifetime and calling for his mother, but before Chauvin’s knee is still pressed against his neck, he seems to lose consciousness.
In a videotape played in court, another officer, Thomas Lane, who was involved in Freud’s restraint, asked them to be in Freud. Should you turn over after the trip. The officer did not do this. Later, another police officer, Alex Kueng, told Qiaowen that he could no longer feel Freud’s pulse, but Qiaowen pressed his knee on Freud’s neck for at least two times. minute.
In the first three days of the trial, many witnesses provided vivid testimony, many weeped, and some survivors felt guilty that watching Freud’s death could not save him.
Before an employee of a shop named Floyd visited on Wednesday, his interactions with the police described his “suspicion and inwardness” of the case. Christopher Martin, 19, used to be a cashier at Cup Foods and was allegedly picked up by Floyd with a forged 20-dollar bill, which caused him to interact with the police.
Martin told the court on Wednesday: “If I don’t pay the bill, it can be avoided.” He said that shortly after the incident, he stopped working in the store because he no longer felt safe.
In the witness testimony on Tuesday, the 18-year-old Darnella Frazier (Darnella Frazier) was 17 when she recorded the virus of Chauvin kneeling on Vloyd’s neck. , She appeared in court last year. finished.
“In the past night, I have been apologizing to George Floyd for not doing more, not interacting physically, and not saving his life,” the court said. “But this is not what I should do, this is what he has to do [Chauvin] It should have been done. “
Genevieve Hansen, a Minneapolis firefighter, said in court on Tuesday that she met the scene when she was off work and was prevented from intervening by four police officers led by Chauvin. She was in tears. Barking.
She received emergency medical training and was turned away while urging the police to continue to anger, to allow her to treat Freud or should treat Freud.
The trial is still going on.