The chief medical examiner who ruled George Floyd’s death a homicide testified Friday that the way police held him down and compressed his neck “was just more than Mr. Floyd could take,” given the condition of his heart.
A medical expert says George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen that damaged his brain and caused his heart to stop. Dr. Martin Tobin is a lung and critical care specialist from Chicago.
A use-of-force expert says Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd’s neck the entire time that he was handcuffed behind his back and lying facedown.
Lt. Johnny Mercil became the latest member of the Minneapolis force to take the stand as part of an effort by prosecutors to dismantle the argument that Chauvin was doing what he was trained to do when he put his…
The Minneapolis police chief testified Monday that now-fired Officer Derek Chauvin violated departmental policy in pressing his knee on George Floyd’s neck and keeping him down after Floyd had stopped resisting and was in distress.
The head of the Minneapolis Police Department's homicide division has testified that kneeling on the neck of someone who is handcuffed and lying on his stomach is "totally unnecessary" deadly force.
Chauvin is accused of killing Floyd by pinning his knee on the Black man's neck last May in a case that triggered massive protests and scattered violence around the U.S. and soul-searching over racial inequality.
Witness after witness described how Chauvin was unmoved by their pleas, with the teenager who shot the harrowing video of the arrest testifying that the officer gave the crowd a “cold” and “heartless” stare.
Prosecutors played the video that shows Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes, 29 seconds as Floyd pleaded for his life and went limp.
A judge has denied a defense request to delay or move the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death, and has limited evidence involving a 2019 arrest.
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