A paramedic who arrived at the scene in Minnesota, Minnesota, said last May that he thought George Floyd was “dead” when he arrived at the trial of a former police officer accused of murdering and murdering a U.S. jury on Thursday.
The testimony came on the fourth day of Derek Chauvin’s trial, after the paramedics arrived, kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes. Chauvin, then a Minneapolis police officer white, Floyd was black. Chauvin and three other officers involved in the incident were fired the day after Floyd died.
Paramedics Seth Brabinder and Derek Smith explained the steps they took in 2520, 2020 to recover the unresponsive Floyd in this scene.
“On condition, I thought he was dead,” Smith said. He said Floyd had no lentils. Bravinder said he signaled to Chauvin and other officers to get off Floyd so they could put him on a stretcher. Floyd was the “lustful” Bravindra.
With the help of police officers, two paramedics patted the chest, applied medication and tried to recover Floyd in the ambulance due to a “cardiac arrest,” paramedics testified, meaning his heart was not beating.
“He was a man and I was trying to give him a second chance at life,” Smith testified.
How Floyd died is a central question in the trial. The prosecution alleges that Chauvin applied pressure to his neck and the defense was expected to have a role in Floyd’s system of drugs and pre-existing medical conditions. The video of Floyd’s knees on the back of Floyd is extensive and The beginning of worldwide protests Against police brutality.
Floyd’s girlfriend Cortney Ross is the first person to know Floyd personally to testify Murder trial.
He smiled tearfully as he offered to pray with her less than three years before his fatal arrest, describing how they first met and how the two of them fought off opium addiction.
“It’s one of my favorite stories to tell,” Ross said, laughing at the jury, when a lawyer asked how he first met Floyd in August 2017 at the Salvation Army’s homeless shelter, where he worked as a security guard.
“It’s a great story of how many people are addicted to opium,” Ross told the jury, wearing a heart-shaped brooch on a black man’s jacket.
The day they met, she was waiting in the lobby to see her son’s father, tired of closing the coffee shop where he worked. Floyd came to him.
He said, “Floyd has this great, deep, southern voice, the joke, and he was, ‘Sis’, you’re right, Sis’?” “
He felt that he was feeling alone and offered to pray with him.
“It was so sweet,” he said, spreading a tissue over his eyes. “At that time, I lost a lot of faith in God.”
She kissed them for the first time in the lobby tonight and was on occasional breaks after a quarrel between lovers before her death, she said.
They walk in the park and around the lakes in Minneapolis, still new to Texas-raised Floyd and ate plenty: “He was a great man,” he described his daily weightlifting, “and it took him a lot of energy to continue.” That he paid homage to his mother, who died in 2018, and his two daughters.
Many times they used to take prescribed painkillers. At other times, they took opioids illegally. Sometimes they stirred the habit, sometimes they go back again.
“In my opinion addiction is a lifelong struggle,” he said. “It’s not something that comes and goes, it’s something I’ll deal with forever.”
Chauvin’s top lawyer, Eric Nelson, cross-examined Ross for many questions about how the couple got their medication and an episode in which Fayed took himself to a hospital emergency room to prove himself a non-fatal overdose.
During Nelson’s interrogation, Ross further stated that Floyd’s pet name on his phone was “Mama” – evidence that Floyd had his mother tied to the sidewalk, shouting for her mother, was the question raised in the widely circulated question.
In some of the videos, Floyd is heard shouting, “Mama!” Repeatedly saying, “Mama, I love you! … Tell my kids I love them.”
Chauvin pleaded not guilty to murder and genocide. In the central conflict Of justiceHer lawyers have argued that Floyd’s death was a case of attempted murder at the hands of police, a level of fentanyl found in her blood during the autopsy.
Prosecutors in the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office have told the jury that they will listen to the evidence to testify against the drug, and that Floyd’s drug use is irrelevant to the allegations against Chauvin.