"When Mr. Floyd was no longer offering up any resistance to the officers, they could have ended their restraint," Sergeant David Ploger said in court.
The paramedic said that three police officers were on top of Floyd as the EMT team checked for a pulse.
Chauvin's trial is dangling justice in front of a group of people starving for it. And it comes at the cost of our mental health.
No reasonable person watching that video could justify what Chauvin did—certainly not during the final several minutes when Floyd, incapable of offering resistance, cried for his mother and said he couldn't breathe.
"If I would have just not taken the bill this could have been avoided," 19-year-old Christopher Martin testified on Wednesday.
The clip of Attorney Eric Nelson's cross-examination of Donald Williams has been watched more than two million times.
My morality, my sense of right and wrong, will never be determined by 12 men and women in a jury box and a judge in a black robe.
Body camera footage captured Ambler repeatedly saying he couldn't breathe as two Texas sheriff's deputies shocked him stun guns.
The passive power of whiteness still looms large.
James Johnson, 36, and Zachary Camden, 26, are charged with second-degree manslaughter over the 2019 death in custody.
"Perhaps we skip trials when there is audio and video footage of the murder," comedian Chelsea Handler suggested Tuesday on Twitter.
As the nation watches the ongoing broadcasted trial of Derek Chauvin, America yet again reaffirms its fascination with televised court cases.
A 17-year-old witness told a jury that Chauvin "started shaking" his Mace at the crowd that formed.
Local teacher and activist Kaia Hirt braved freezing Minneapolis temperatures after she chained herself to the fencing.
Protesters in Minneapolis left a coffin outside the courthouse where former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is being tried in the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd.
"My hope is that the world gets to see that right here in Minnesota, our criminal justice system works; that right here in Minnesota, we can hold someone accountable," Carter said. "My hope is that this trial marks a turning point in which we as a country choose a different path."
Donald Williams, a mixed martial arts fighter, got emotional while listening to the 911 call he made after Floyd was taken away in an ambulance.
"We will see the same old racist defense for police violence: the big, bad Black man who resisted arrest and caused his own death," the author said about comments made by Chauvin's attorney Eric Nelson in his opening statement.
Derek Chauvin was filmed pressing his knee into George Floyd's neck for around 9 minutes and 30 seconds.
"It's an excruciatingly long time. Much longer than you think," Don Lemon said in a segment of his CNN show following the first day of the former Minneapolis police officer's trial.
Like Derek Chauvin, Lane was fired for his role in Floyd's death and will stand trial later this year.
Nelson, who is part of a panel of lawyers that represent police officers, took over the case in June.
On Monday, Blackwell kicked off opening arguments in former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin's trial for the murder of George Floyd.
Videos shared on social media showed 36-year-old Victoria Esperanza Salazar Arriaza under the knee of a police officer in Tulum, Mexico. She later died from injuries sustained.
Minneapolis city officials are looking to reopen George Floyd Square amid an uptick of violence in the area.
The spotlight will be on the judge who allowed "The People vs Derek Chauvin" to be livestreamed.
After the infamous kneeling video that revitalized Black Lives Matter protests, former police officer Derek Chauvin stands trial for charges over the death of George Floyd.
I have no brief for Derek Chauvin. What I saw on the video was inexcusable. But I do have a brief for the fair application of law to every defendant, even those whose conduct I abhor.
"We are taking a knee for eight minutes and 46 seconds, and we want you to think of during that time: Why Chauvin didn't, in that time, get his knee up?" Al Sharpton said at a news conference.
Expect to have the tape shown in its entirety and almost from the beginning of the prosecution's case," Jack Rice, a criminal defense attorney, told Newsweek.