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George Floyd’s brother collapses on the stand: he “was the leader of our house”
Brandon Bell / Getty George Floyd’s younger brother wept on the stand on Monday when he remembered his last sight of his brother at his mother’s funeral in 2018. Mama, “again and again,” 39-year-old Philonis Floyd told a judge in Hennepin County Court on Monday. “And I was suffering too, so I didn’t know what to say to him. We were all hurt. And he was just kissing her, and just kissing her. Two years later, a former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, held his knees around Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes, pleaded for breathlessness, and his brother died after a bystander pleaded for mercy. Chauvin, 45, is currently on trial for two and three murders and two negligent fatalities. Three other police officers, Tou Thao, Thomas K. Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng. Will be tried in August for promoting and assisting a second murder while committing a serious crime, promoting and assisting a fatal accident. Respirator: Chauvin’s Floyd’s knee “lung” Chauvin’s defendant lawyer, Eric Nelson, who resembled “removes”, said that Floyd’s death was partly the result of health problems and drugs, and his client simply “had been trained.” I’m doing it. ” Throughout his 19-year career. A few current and former Minneapolis police officers, and armed forces experts, not only did Chauvin not comply with the Protocol during his arrest on May 25, but his actions were “totally unnecessary.” He testified on behalf of the government. The intestinal-hurting testimony of Floyd’s brother, the last witness to the prosecution, made the jury feel who Floyd was as a person. Philonis, who sometimes broke down, said his brother loved to double dribble at Nintendo and was “the leader of our home” but a terrible cook. “He confirmed that we all went to school on time. And, as I told you, George couldn’t cook. But he eats you in the morning. Make sure you have something to eat, but he’s one of the people in the community, and when they have a church outside, people just because he’s there I would attend the church. No one went there until they met him. “He was like everyone’s loved one around the community.” “He feels good. I knew how to do it, “he added. However, after his mother died in 2018, Floyd had a hard time moving forward. Philonis said the “big mom boy” shared a special bond with her mother and taught her family to respect her. The bond was revealed on May 25, when Floyd called on his mother several times when Chauvin detained him on the ground outside. Cup food. Over the past two weeks, some bystanders have emotionally explained to the jury how they repeatedly asked Chauvin to kneel and check Floyd’s pulse during his arrest. He tried to explain to those witnesses that the off-duty Minneapolis firefighters and EMT (she said she was ignored after repeatedly providing assistance), and Chauvin’s choking were blocking Floyd’s circulation. MMA fighter was included. The policeman stops because Floyd “wanted the air.” Chauvin violated policy when he knelt on Floyd: Police chief Dr. Andrew Baker, who wrote a controversial report on Floyd’s death, said police officers could be detained by Floyd on Friday. It was more than that. ” However, Baker did not rule out the role of drug and heart problems in Floyd’s death, and Chauvin’s defense after a devastating week of evidence that former police officers had “absolutely” violated former police officers. I gave the team a little hope. The Protocol, and three well-known medical experts, said Floyd died of hypoxia caused solely by police action. Cardiologist Dr. Jonathan Rich testified on Monday that he died of “cardiopulmonary arrest” due to hypoxic levels after Floyd was detained. He said he had a “very strong” heart and was not intimidated while Floyd suffered from anxiety, substance abuse, and high blood pressure. It was a major cardiac event and he did not die from drug overdose, “he added,” there was no evidence to suggest that fentanyl overdose caused Mr. Floyd’s death. ” It was. Rich said. During the reciprocal examination, Nelson questioned Floyd’s hypertension. And did Floyd think he survived the arrest “if he just got behind the squad car”? Rich replied. Floyd had previously concluded that he had died of cardiac arrest due to restraint and neck compression, and stated that Floyd had heart disease and fentanyl in his system. .. An independent report commissioned by Floyd’s family, not shown in the trial, concluded that he died from strangulation by pressure on his back and neck. Both reports determined that Floyd’s death was a murder. Find out more at The Daily Beast. Do you have any hints? Send it to The Daily Beast here. Put your top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now! DailyBeast Membership: Beast Inside digs deeper into the stories that matter to you. learn more.