Shop worker tells of receiving counterfeit bank note from George Floyd

Shop worker tells of receiving counterfeit bank note from George Floyd

"Looks like he's probably on something", Chauvin said, suggesting Floyd had taken drugs.

Those were Derek Chauvin's words moments after George Floyd was carried away in an ambulance from the Minneapolis street corner where Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds.

Charles McMillian, a man who watched officers detain Floyd, said he was telling Floyd to comply with police as they were trying to get him into the police auto, saying "you can't win".

Floyd was "just kind of shaking his head and putting his hands in the air, like, 'Why is this happening to me?'" Martin said.

"Get in the vehicle because you can't win something of that nature", McMillian says he told Floyd in an effort to make the situation easier. The video showed officers trying to get Floyd into a squad auto, then struggling with the police.

Martin said he immediately believed the $20 that Floyd gave him was fake, but accepted it even though store policy was that the amount would be taken out of his paycheque.

Three other former police officers involved in the arrest - Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng - are to be tried separately later this year.

Sitting on the stand, McMillian broke out in tears and hit the desk before him, grabbing tissues to dab away the tears behind his white-framed lenses. Floyd can be heard in the footage saying he's "claustrophobic" and struggling to breathe.

"I feel helpless", he said. Can you just tell us a little bit more about them and what they said today?

McMillian reminded Chauvin of their conversation, noting that a man like Floyd should also be allowed to get home safely to his family.

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The court also heard a detailed account of the events leading up to Mr Floyd's arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill to buy cigarettes. He was seen in police body camera videos sitting in the auto with Floyd - his longtime friend - as another occupant, Shawanda Hill, sat in the back seat.

Mr Chauvin, 45, denies charges of murder and manslaughter.

In the footage disclosed publicly for the first time, Floyd ambled about Cup Foods for several minutes and appeared fidgety at times while chatting with others inside as Christopher Martin, a clerk in the store back then, explained in testimony what was being shown.

"It's been nights I've stayed up apologizing to George Floyd for not doing more and not physically interacting and not saving his life", she said.

"I felt the need to call the police on the police", he said.

Earlier, McMillian described urging Floyd to cooperate with officers as they worked to put him a police vehicle. Martin said the color of the bill made him suspicious that it was fake, and he went outside to talk to Floyd twice about it. He told the court Mr Chauvin had used a unsafe technique called a "blood choke" and was moving his knee back and forth to increase the pressure on Mr Floyd's back and neck.

The legal document filed by Hennepin County Public Defender and seen by DailyMail.com states: 'Mr Morries Lester Hall...hereby provides notice to all parties in this matter that if called to testify he will invoke his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination'.

Belfrey said he started recording when he saw one of the officers draw his gun.

"I saw (Chauvin) with his knee on George's neck on the ground", he said.

The death of Floyd, a Black man, set off protests against racism and police brutality across the country in the days and weeks after bystander video emerged of Floyd repeatedly saying "I can't breathe" and pleading with Chauvin as the officer kept his knee on Floyd's neck during the May 2020 arrest.

Several witnesses on the scene that fateful day have testified this week about what they failed to do in the moments leading up to Floyd's death.

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