Special Agent James Reyerson of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and LAPD law enforcement expert Sgt. Jody Stiger testify in Derek Chauvin murder trial
On Wednesday, Day 8 of the Derek Chauvin murder trial, following reviews of graphic video of George Floyd’s pleading for his life, defense attorney Eric Nelson continued attempts to blame George Floyd for compelling former Minneapolis police officer Chauvin to apply excessive use of force to restrain Floyd as he executed an arrest. Prosecutor Jerry Blackwell and Defense Attorney Eric Nelson methodically questioned police officials and law enforcement experts regarding their experiences with suspects under arrest. Chauvin’s defense attorney honed in on a suspect resorting to false claims of a medical condition to resist arrest by any means necessary, including an individual claiming an inability to breathe.
Court procedures took a stunning turn after listening to a short clip of Floyd’s arrest recorded on
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