“I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege today,” the former Minneapolis police officer told the jury Thursday.
Nineteen-year-old Anton Black died in a “chillingly similar manner” to George Floyd, according to the lawsuit.
Officer Rusten Sheskey’s boss said he “acted within the law and was consistent with training” when he shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha last August.
Some witnesses testified to facts that bolstered the state’s arguments against the ex-cop—rather than his defense.
Philonise Floyd was acting as a “spark of life” witness for the prosecution.
When protesters approached the police precinct on Sunday night, police reportedly responded with tear gas and rubber bullets.
Multiple experts have testified that handcuffing the 46-year-old Black man facedown on the ground contributed to his death.
“It was almost to the effect as if a surgeon had gone in and removed a lung,” Dr. Martin Tobin, a pulmonologist, or an expert in breathing, said during Derek Chauvin’s murder trial Thursday.
Cops are testifying against a cop. That almost never happens.
Police Chief Says Derek Chauvin Violated ‘Training, Ethics, and Values’ by Kneeling on George Floyd’s Neck
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo took the stand and repeatedly condemned Chauvin’s actions during the fatal arrest.
"Pulling him down to the ground face down and putting a knee on the neck for that amount of time is just uncalled for," Lt. Richard Zimmerman told the jury Friday.
“When Mr. Floyd was no longer offering up any resistance to the officers, they could have ended his restraint,” former Sergeant David Pleoger told the jury.