A witness in the George Floyd process in tears: What I saw there changed my life

Before the court in the U.S. state of Minnesota have said several witnesses in the trial against the Ex-police officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday. Chauvin is accu

A witness in the George Floyd process in tears: What I saw there changed my life

Before the court in the U.S. state of Minnesota have said several witnesses in the trial against the Ex-police officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday. Chauvin is accused of the African-American George Floyd killed.

Among the witnesses, the 18-year-old Darnella Frazier was that the events at the 25. In may of last year with your phone held tightly. "When I look at George Floyd, I behold my father," said Frazier in tears.

Frazier: "I have a black father. I have a black brother. I have black friends. It could have been one of them."

What you saw on that may-day last year, "changed my life". Floyd's cries for help, as Chauvin on the neck, knelt, pursued them as before, said Frazier.

"I was sad and angry"

The witnesses on the second Day of the trial were the majority of children and young people, as well as the nine-year-old cousin Darnella Frazier, Judeah Reynolds.

Reynolds said, as the Ex-COP, the prompts for the emergency physician to take the knee of Floyd's neck, first of all, ignored. "They asked for him to remove himself from him," but Chauvin "just stayed on him."

"I was sad and angry. It felt as if he would stop breathing, and it was as if he was going to hurt him," Reynolds said that was shown as the other minor witness in front of the camera.

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Chauvins defense, however, stressed that the group of witnesses have influenced the police forces in their behavior. The police officers had felt from the hostile passers threatened, what you've discouraged to take care of George Floyd, said Chauvins lawyer.

The expectations of the process are high. Many hope for a judgment against police violence and racism. The 44-year-old Ex-police officer of murder in the second degree is accused of murder in the third degree and second-degree manslaughter.

In the case of a conviction of up to 40 years in prison for him. The processes against the three former policemen, who are also charged in connection with the death of George Floyd, to be held at a later date.

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Updated Date: 01 April 2021, 04:26

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