New Body Camera Video Shows What Derek Chauvin Did After Ambulance Arrived
Written by Black Voices on March 31, 2021
Prosecutors within the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin offered a video in court docket Wednesday from a physique digital camera he wore the evening George Floyd died. The video, by no means earlier than seen by the general public, confirmed Chauvin’s actions after Floyd was loaded into an ambulance.
Within the first clip, offered as proof within the third day of witness testimony, Chauvin might be seen returning to his squad automotive after the ambulance leaves the scene on Could 25, 2020.
“That man goes to hang-out you for the remainder of your life,” Donald Williams, who testified earlier this week as a witness to Floyd’s arrest, might be heard telling Chauvin within the video.
As Chauvin approaches his squad automotive, Charles McMillian, a 61-year-old man who testified Wednesday, might be heard expressing concern over Chauvin’s resolution to kneel on Floyd’s neck.
“That’s one individual’s opinion,” Chauvin responded. “We gotta management this man. He’s a large man. Appears to be like like he was in all probability on one thing.”
At one level, McMillian might be heard telling Chauvin to “have a great evening” and “go dwelling secure to your loved ones.”
Chauvin has been charged with second- and third-degree homicide in addition to second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s loss of life. He has pleaded not responsible to all prices.
Further footage offered by prosecutors Wednesday confirmed Chauvin’s physique digital camera falling beneath a squad automotive as he was making an attempt to restrain Floyd.
Video from physique cameras worn by three different officers ― Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao ― was additionally offered as proof throughout Wednesday’s proceedings.
At one level, Lane might be seen pointing a handgun at Floyd via the open driver’s aspect window of Floyd’s automotive.
“Jesus Christ, preserve your fucking fingers on the wheel,” Lane might be heard telling Floyd.
“I’m sorry. I’m so sorry,” Floyd says earlier than he begins to cry. “Please don’t shoot me. … I simply misplaced my mother, man.”
Earlier Wednesday, McMillian burst into tears because the prosecution performed video of Floyd repeatedly stating he can’t breathe because the officers arrest him and calling out for his “mama.”
“I don’t have a mama both ― I perceive him,” McMillian mentioned via sobs, earlier than Decide Peter Cahill referred to as for a brief break so he might compose himself.
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