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Witness in court: “I apologize for not doing more”

During the second day of the trial against police officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of strangling George Floyd, the prosecutor called some of the witnesses who stood by the street cat and followed the police intervention.

One of the witnesses is 18-year-old Darnella Frazier. She held the camera and recorded the film that would be spread all over the world where Floyd is heard pushing the words “I can not breathe”.

“Seemed scared”

In the Minneapolis courtroom, she recounted how she saw George Floyd inside the grocery store where he was accused of trying to use a fake $ 20 bill. She was in the store herself with her 9-year-old cousin and then saw the police arrest George Floyd. When she tells of how he seemed scared and prayed for his life, she bursts into tears.

– I apologize to George Floyd for not doing more, says Darnella Frazier.

The film about Floyd’s death has been played several times during the day. Several witnesses have said that Chauvin did not remove his knee from Floyd’s neck, despite both the people around and Floyd himself appealing to stop.

Denies crime

Derek Chauvin, who worked as a police officer for 19 years, denies any wrongdoing and says he “did what he was trained to do”. He lawyers have stated that the police officer was distracted in his “care” by George Floyd by angry passers-by.

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The defense is also expected to press that Floyd suffered from a heart disease and had fentanyl and amphetamine in his body. It is expected to take at least two weeks until the defense can call its own witnesses in the trial, which can last for up to six weeks.

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