Derek Chauvin trial live: MMA fighter who asked officers to stop 'blood choke' on George Floyd testifies

MINNEAPOLIS —  A mixed martial artist who witnessed the death of George Floyd last spring took the stand again Tuesday morning in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. 

Donald Williams was testifying on Monday when the live video of the courtroom cut out and the judge closed court for the day. Court resumed Tuesday with Williamscontinuing to telljurors what he saw on Memorial Day last year.

On Monday, two other witnesses – a 911 dispatcher and a cashier working across the street – testified, and lawyers for the defense and prosecution opened the trial by laying out their case.

Floyd, a Black man, died in police custody on May 25, 2020, after Chauvin, who is white, pinned his knee against Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes as Floyd cried out “I can’t breathe” more than 20 times. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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