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An image of George Floyd\u0027s arrest plays on a screen on the eighth day of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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An image of George Floyd's arrest plays on a screen on the eighth day of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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A video taken during the arrest of George Floyd plays on a screen on the third day of the trial. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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A video taken during the arrest of George Floyd plays on a screen on the third day of the trial. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Witness Donald Williams points out Derek Chauvin. Williams, the mixed martial arts fighter, can be heard in bystander videos screaming insults at Chauvin and demanding police check for Floyd\u0027s pulse. He told jurors he believed that Chauvin was using his knee in a \
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Witness Donald Williams points out Derek Chauvin. Williams, the mixed martial arts fighter, can be heard in bystander videos screaming insults at Chauvin and demanding police check for Floyd's pulse. He told jurors he believed that Chauvin was using his knee in a "blood choke" on Floyd, a wrestling move to knock an opponent unconscious, and a "shimmy" move to tighten pressure on Floyd's neck. A 911 call Williams made after the arrest was played. Williams dabbed his eyes with a tissue as his distressed voice filled the courtroom. "I believe I witnessed a murder," Williams, 33, told the jury. "So I felt I needed to call the police on the police." REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Charles McMillian speaks as a witness on the third day. McMillan, an eyewitness who was one of the last people to speak with George Floyd broke down in tears, sobbing as he testified. One of the first to notice the arrest, McMillian, 61, pulled off his white spectacles and dropped his head into his hands in tears as he watched video of himself standing near Floyd as they dying man called out for his recently deceased mother. The court recessed for about 10 minutes so McMillian could gather himself.  


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Charles McMillian speaks as a witness on the third day. McMillan, an eyewitness who was one of the last people to speak with George Floyd broke down in tears, sobbing as he testified. One of the first to notice the arrest, McMillian, 61, pulled off his white spectacles and dropped his head into his hands in tears as he watched video of himself standing near Floyd as they dying man called out for his recently deceased mother. The court recessed for about 10 minutes so McMillian could gather himself. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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An image of George Floyd\u0027s arrest by Officer Derek Chauvin plays on a screen on the eighth day of the trial. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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An image of George Floyd's arrest by Officer Derek Chauvin plays on a screen on the eighth day of the trial. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Cup Foods store employee Christopher Martin speaks as a witness. Martin, 19, testified that he regretted accepting the fake $20 bill that led to Floyd\u0027s deadly arrest. He told the jury he thought the bill was counterfeit and considered just letting the store deduct it from his wages, but then decided to tell his manager, and a few minutes later police were arresting Floyd on suspicion of passing a counterfeit. Martin later said he was upset to see Chauvin on top of Floyd, and went up to another Black man on the sidewalk. \
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Cup Foods store employee Christopher Martin speaks as a witness. Martin, 19, testified that he regretted accepting the fake $20 bill that led to Floyd's deadly arrest. He told the jury he thought the bill was counterfeit and considered just letting the store deduct it from his wages, but then decided to tell his manager, and a few minutes later police were arresting Floyd on suspicion of passing a counterfeit. Martin later said he was upset to see Chauvin on top of Floyd, and went up to another Black man on the sidewalk. "They're not going to help him, this is what we deal with," he recalled telling the other bystander, referring to police. Martin said he felt guilty. "I thought if I would not have taken the bill this would have been avoided," he said. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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A video of police officers and crime scene tape taken on May 25, 2020 plays on a screen on the fifth day. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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A video of police officers and crime scene tape taken on May 25, 2020 plays on a screen on the fifth day. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo answers questions on the sixth day. \
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Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo answers questions on the sixth day. "It's not part of our training, and it is certainly not part of our ethics and our values," said Arradondo, referring to how Chauvin, held his knee on the neck of Floyd for more than nine minutes. Over 3-1/2 hours of testimony, Arradondo disputed the defense's claim that Chauvin was following the training he had received in his 19 years on the force. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Forensic scientist McKenzie Anderson answers questions as evidence photos of the rear of a police car play on a screen. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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Forensic scientist McKenzie Anderson answers questions as evidence photos of the rear of a police car play on a screen. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Derek Chauvin and his defense attorney Eric Nelson on the fourth day of his trial. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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Derek Chauvin and his defense attorney Eric Nelson on the fourth day of his trial. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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A video taken of an ambulance crew treating George Floyd plays on a screen on the fourth day of the trial. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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A video taken of an ambulance crew treating George Floyd plays on a screen on the fourth day of the trial. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Minneapolis Police Lt. Johnny Mercil answers questions on the seventh day. Mercil, who teaches the proper use of force for the department, told jurors the neck restraint applied by Chauvin during the deadly arrest of Floyd was unauthorized. Officers are trained to use the least amount of force necessary to subdue a suspect, he said.   

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Minneapolis Police Lt. Johnny Mercil answers questions on the seventh day. Mercil, who teaches the proper use of force for the department, told jurors the neck restraint applied by Chauvin during the deadly arrest of Floyd was unauthorized. Officers are trained to use the least amount of force necessary to subdue a suspect, he said. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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George Floyd\u0027s girlfriend Courteney Ross answers questions on the fourth day. Ross described their relationship, from a first kiss to date nights at restaurants, but also spoke about how an addiction to painkillers took hold of their life together. It\u0027s one of my favorite stories to tell,\
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George Floyd's girlfriend Courteney Ross answers questions on the fourth day. Ross described their relationship, from a first kiss to date nights at restaurants, but also spoke about how an addiction to painkillers took hold of their life together. It's one of my favorite stories to tell," she said, smiling toward the jury, when asked by a prosecutor how she first met Floyd in August 2017 at a Salvation Army homeless shelter, where he worked as a security guard. She was waiting in the lobby to see the father of her son, tired after closing up the coffee shop where she worked. Floyd approached her. "Floyd has this great, deep, southern voice, raspy," she said, "and he was, like, 'Sis', you ok, sis'?'" He sensed she felt alone, and offered to pray with her. "It was so sweet," she said, dabbing a tissue to her eyes. "At the time I had lost a lot of faith in God." They had their first kiss in the lobby that night and except an occasional break were together until his death, she said. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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An image of George Floyd\u0027s arrest by Officer Derek Chauvin plays on a screen on the eighth day. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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An image of George Floyd's arrest by Officer Derek Chauvin plays on a screen on the eighth day. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Derek Chauvin sits in front of a picture of George Floyd.   REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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Derek Chauvin sits in front of a picture of George Floyd. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Images of George Floyd\u0027s arrest play on a screen on the eighth day of the trial. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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Images of George Floyd's arrest play on a screen on the eighth day of the trial. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Derek Chauvin watches a screen showing video of the scene outside Cup Foods during Floyd\u0027s arrest. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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Derek Chauvin watches a screen showing video of the scene outside Cup Foods during Floyd's arrest. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Minneapolis Police Department Sgt. Ker Yang answers questions as a police training chart is shown on the seventh day of the trial. Yang, a crisis intervention training coordinator, testified that Chauvin completed 40 hours of training on dealing with suspects going through a crisis. He added that police are trained to use neutrality, respect and trust in crisis intervention situations. \
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Minneapolis Police Department Sgt. Ker Yang answers questions as a police training chart is shown on the seventh day of the trial. Yang, a crisis intervention training coordinator, testified that Chauvin completed 40 hours of training on dealing with suspects going through a crisis. He added that police are trained to use neutrality, respect and trust in crisis intervention situations. "The ultimate goal in action for someone in crisis is to see if that person needs help," Yang testified. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Minneapolis Police medical support coordinator Officer Nicole Mackenzie answers questions on the seventh day. Mackenzie, who trained officers including Chauvin in how and when to perform CPR, told the jury that if officers cannot find a pulse on a subject, they are taught to immediately begin CPR. In Floyd\u0027s arrest, Chauvin did not perform CPR. \
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Minneapolis Police medical support coordinator Officer Nicole Mackenzie answers questions on the seventh day. Mackenzie, who trained officers including Chauvin in how and when to perform CPR, told the jury that if officers cannot find a pulse on a subject, they are taught to immediately begin CPR. In Floyd's arrest, Chauvin did not perform CPR. "Just because they're speaking doesn't mean they're breathing adequately," Mackenzie testified. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Derek Chauvin listens during the seventh day of his trial. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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Derek Chauvin listens during the seventh day of his trial. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Fire department emergency medical technician (EMT) Genevieve Hansen answers questions on the second day of the trial. Hansen, who was off duty when she witnessed Floyd\u0027s arrest said that she \
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Fire department emergency medical technician (EMT) Genevieve Hansen answers questions on the second day of the trial. Hansen, who was off duty when she witnessed Floyd's arrest said that she "pled and was desperate" for police to allow her to give Floyd medical attention. She described her distress at Chauvin and other officers stopping her from giving chest compressions to Floyd, who was by then unconscious. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Minneapolis police Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman answers questions on the fifth day of the trial. \
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Minneapolis police Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman answers questions on the fifth day of the trial. "Totally unnecessary," Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman told the jury when prosecutors asked what he thought of Chauvin pressing his knee on Floyd's neck for about nine minutes. "If your knee is on a person's neck, that can kill them." Zimmerman joined the Minneapolis Police Department in 1985 and is now its most senior officer. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Images of George Floyd\u0027s arrest by play on a screen on the eighth day of the trial. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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Images of George Floyd's arrest by play on a screen on the eighth day of the trial. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Witness Alisha Oyler shows footage she filmed as she testifies. \
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Witness Alisha Oyler shows footage she filmed as she testifies. "I always see the police there," Oyler, who worked in the gas station across from the arrest, said when asked why she kept taking video on her cellphone. "They're always messing with people and it's wrong. It's not right." REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Minneapolis Police Inspector Katie Blackwell answers questions on the sixth day of the trial. Blackwell was the commander of the department\u0027s training division at the time of the incident. She told the jury that Chauvin went through extensive training on defensive tactics and was a field training officer himself. She also testified she has known him about 20 years. Prosecutor Steve Schleicher showed Blackwell a photograph of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd and asked her if that was a technique learned in Minneapolis Police Department training. “It is not,” Blackwell said. “I don’t know what kind of improvised position that is, so that’s not what we train.”   
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Minneapolis Police Inspector Katie Blackwell answers questions on the sixth day of the trial. Blackwell was the commander of the department's training division at the time of the incident. She told the jury that Chauvin went through extensive training on defensive tactics and was a field training officer himself. She also testified she has known him about 20 years. Prosecutor Steve Schleicher showed Blackwell a photograph of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd and asked her if that was a technique learned in Minneapolis Police Department training. “It is not,” Blackwell said. “I don’t know what kind of improvised position that is, so that’s not what we train.” REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Retired Minneapolis Police Sergeant David Pleoger answers questions on the fourth day. Chauvin\u0027s former supervisor testified that police officers could have ended their restraint of Floyd earlier. \
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Retired Minneapolis Police Sergeant David Pleoger answers questions on the fourth day. Chauvin's former supervisor testified that police officers could have ended their restraint of Floyd earlier. "When Mr. Floyd was no longer offering up any resistance to the officers, they could have ended their restraint," Pleoger said. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill listens as defense attorney Eric Nelson cross-examines emergency room Dr. Bradford Wankhede Langenfeld on the sixth day of the trial. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill listens as defense attorney Eric Nelson cross-examines emergency room Dr. Bradford Wankhede Langenfeld on the sixth day of the trial. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Paramedic Zachary Bravinder answers questions as a video taken of an ambulance crew treating Floyd plays on a screen. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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Paramedic Zachary Bravinder answers questions as a video taken of an ambulance crew treating Floyd plays on a screen. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Witness Donald Williams wipes tears during the trial. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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Witness Donald Williams wipes tears during the trial. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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A video taken during the arrest of George Floyd plays on a screen on the third day of the trial.   REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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A video taken during the arrest of George Floyd plays on a screen on the third day of the trial. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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Minneapolis police Sergeant Jon Curtis Edwards answers questions as a video taken on May 25, 2020 plays on a screen on the fifth day of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. April 2, 2021 in this courtroom sketch. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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Minneapolis police Sergeant Jon Curtis Edwards answers questions as a video taken on May 25, 2020 plays on a screen on the fifth day of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. April 2, 2021 in this courtroom sketch. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

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