Friday's testimony concludes in State vs. Chauvin trial

Friday's testimony concludes in State vs. Chauvin trial

Updated: April 02, 2021 12:21 PM
Created: April 02, 2021 08:58 AM

(KSTP) - Testimony will continue Friday morning in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

Thursday, first responders took the stand to tell the jury what they saw the day George Floyd died.

Two paramedics who responded to the 911 call testified Floyd did not have a pulse right when they arrived.

Additionally, a Minneapolis police supervisory sergeant who was on duty the night Floyd died testified that he believes the officers who restrained Floyd could have ended it after he stopped resisting. Pressed by a prosecutor as to when Floyd was no longer resisting, David Pleoger said it was once Floyd was handcuffed and on the ground. 

Earlier Thursday, Floyd's girlfriend testified about how they met and how they both struggled with opioid use.

Friday, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo could take the stand. During a news conference Thursday, Arradondo was asked about the trial and said he hasn't watched it because he will be testifying.

Court is scheduled to resume shortly after 9 a.m.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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