It is day 9 of testimony within the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged within the dying of George Floyd.
A collection of witnesses took the stand in court docket yesterday throughout the prosecution’s portion of the trial.
Should you’re simply studying in, this is what occurred in court docket yesterday:
James Reyerson, senior particular agent with the Minnesota Bureau of Prison Apprehension, testified that he might hear Floyd saying he “ate too many medicine” in a video of the Might 25, 2020 incident, however later acknowledged in redirect that Floyd might have mentioned one thing completely different.
Reyerson was proven video of the incident and requested by protection legal professional Eric Nelson, “Did it seem that Mr. Floyd mentioned, ‘I ate too many medicine?'” “Sure, it did,” Reyerson mentioned.
After a brief break, Reyerson was recalled to the stand by the prosecution and so they performed him an extended video that included the identical audio. Prosecuting legal professional Matthew Frank requested if he was in a position to inform what Floyd was saying.
“Sure, I imagine Mr. Floyd is saying, ‘I ain’t doing no medicine,'” Reyerson mentioned, contradicting his earlier reply.
Frank adopted up, “That is a bit of completely different than what you might be requested about once you’re solely noticed a portion of the video, right?” “Sure, sir,” Reyerson mentioned.
LAPD Sgt. Jody Stiger, a use-of-force skilled, testified that Chauvin had an obligation to consider whether or not Floyd was in misery when contemplating to proceed the kind of drive he was making use of. “Because the time went on, clearly in the video you would see that Mr. Floyd’s medical — his well being was deteriorating,” Stiger mentioned.
Stiger additionally testified that officers are skilled that they will put their knee in between the shoulder blades on the base of the neck of a suspect to carry them on the bottom.
Requested by Nelson if this was normal police apply to his information, Stiger, a use-of-force skilled, mentioned sure.
A pair of forensic scientists testified about what was present in a Mercedes on the scene and within the squad automobile Floyd was moved to.
McKenzie Anderson, a forensic scientist on the Minnesota Bureau of Prison Apprehension, testified that the blood discovered behind a squad automobile in Might 2020 belonged to Floyd. Anderson spoke particularly about eight particular places within the car the place blood was discovered.
“From all eight of these places, I obtained a single supply male DNA profile that matches of George Floyd, and once more this DNA profile would not be anticipated to happen extra than as soon as amongst unrelated people within the rural inhabitants,” Anderson mentioned.
Giles, a forensic scientist additionally with the Minnesota Bureau of Prison Apprehension, testified about exams she performed on two tablets discovered within the Mercedes in Might 2020.
“The tablets contained methamphetamine and fentanyl,” Giles mentioned.