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George Floyd trial: Bystander videos

An expert witness has said the sheer volume of videos taken by bystanders of George Floyd’s arrest helped her establish the view that oxygen deprivation – and not opioid overdose – is what killed him.

Mr Floyd, 46, had been arrested after being accused of trying to use a counterfeit $20 bill to buy cigarettes in a neighbourhood shop in Minneapolis.

The defence maintains drug use killed Mr Floyd and not Chauvin, 45, kneeling on his neck – restricting oxygen – for almost nine-and-a-half minutes, which is the prosecution’s case.Advertisement

Bystander video of Mr Floyd crying that he couldn’t breathe as onlookers yelled at the white officer to get off him sparked protests across the US and around the world.

Now those videos may be what helps sway the case, based on the testimony of Dr Lindsey Thomas.

Source: SKY NEWS

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