Policewoman who fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Minneapolis suburb accidentally confused her handgun with her taser, police say, sparking tensions in city already on edge because of George Floyd's murder trial.
Footage of two cops detaining Virginia National Guard’s Lieutenant Caron Nazario at gunpoint and pepper-spraying him in the face during a violent traffic stop comes as police face multiple allegations of racism and misconduct.
Police fire teargas and stun grenades as hundreds gather outside the police station in Brooklyn Center, northwest of Minneapolis, to protest the death of 20-year-old Black man Daunte Wright 16 km from where a cop killed George Floyd.
Dr. Andrew Baker, Hennepin County's chief medical examiner, ruled that George Floyd's heart stopped beating and his lungs stopped working because Derek Chauvin and other officers pinned him to the ground in a way that starved his body of oxygen.
“A healthy person subjected to what Mr. Floyd was subjected to would have died,” said prosecution witness Dr. Martin Tobin, a lung and critical care specialist.
On day eight of the George Floyd murder trial, Jody Stiger, a tactical trainer in the Los Angeles Police Department, told the court Derek Chauvin and his colleagues shouldn't have used any force once the 46-year-old was on his stomach, in handcuffs.
Lieutenant Johnny Mercil, a use-of-force instructor in the Minneapolis police department, tells the trial court Derek Chauvin was not following protocol when he used his leg as a neck restraint on George Floyd last year.
Medaria Arradondo, Chief of Police in Minneapolis, gives testimony against Derek Chauvin, stating that the former police officer's action violated his department's restraint policy and the arrest should have ended once Floyd "stopped resisting."
Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman, giving evidence for the prosecution on the fifth day of Derek Chauvin's murder and manslaughter trial, said the sacked 19-year veteran officer had violated department policies on the use of force.
On day four of former police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, Courteney Ross cried on the witness stand as she told the story of how she met boyfriend George Floyd.
Christopher Martin, a store clerk at the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, says he regretted accepting fake $20 bill from Black American George Floyd that led to his arrest and eventual death.
Eighteen year-old Darnella Frazier, who shot the viral video of George Floyd's deadly arrest by former police officer Derek Chauvin, says at the trial that she has felt remorse for not physically interacting and not saving his life.
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