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THREAD: Here’s a daily recap of the #DerekChauvinTrial in 280 characters or less.

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March 29

• Eyewitness calls Chauvin’s knee on Floyd's neck “a blood choke”

• Prosecutor says Chauvin’s conduct was excessive and led to Floyd’s death

• 911 dispatcher says instincts told her “something’s wrong”

• Defense says Floyd died of "compromised heart" from drugs
🔗 Read more from Day 1 via @MPRnews:
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March 30

• Witnesses recount feeling angry, powerless watching Floyd die; one called 911 to report Chauvin’s conduct and says, “I believe I witnessed a murder”

• Off-duty EMT says officers ​blocked her from providing care

• Defense argues Chauvin was distracted by onlookers
🔗 Read more from Day 2 via @MPRnews:
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March 31

• Jurors view intense, extended police bodycam footage for first time

• Store clerk testifies he's haunted by his decision to involve his boss after Floyd gave him a phony $20 bill, which led to another employee calling the police; says "this could have been avoided"
🔗 Read more from Day 3 via @MPRnews:
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April 1

• Chauvin's ex-supervisor says force went on too long; should've ended after Floyd stopped resisting

• Paramedic says he believed Floyd was dead at the scene

• Floyd's girlfriend testifies about their mutual struggle with chronic pain which led to opioid abuse
🔗 Read more from Day 4 via @MPRnews:
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April 2

• The Minneapolis Police Dept.'s head of homicide testifies officers' use of force on Floyd was "totally unnecessary" — and says he'd never been trained to kneel on suspect's neck because of danger it poses

🔗 Read more from Day 5 via @MPRnews:
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April 5

• Minneapolis police chief testifies Chauvin's use of force not within dept.'s policy; not "part of our ethics or values”

• MPD's inspector says Chauvin's kneeling on Floyd's neck went against authorized training

• Doctor theorized Floyd died of asphyxiation at time
🔗 Read more from Day 6 via @MPRnews:
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April 6

• Minneapolis use-of-force trainer testifies officers aren't taught to use legs/knees on someone's neck and are told to use least amount of force possible

• Police official says Chauvin took 40-hr crisis intervention course in 2016, including training on de-escalation
🔗 Read more from Day 7 via @MPRnews:
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April 7

• Use-of-force expert testifies Chauvin's restraint on Floyd was unwarranted deadly force

• BCA agent says Floyd unresponsive for more than 4 minutes before paramedics came

• Pills found in forensic investigation tested for meth and fentanyl; 1 contained Floyd's DNA
🔗 Read more from Day 8 via @MPRnews:
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April 8

• Pulmonologist says Floyd died from low oxygen level and that Chauvin kept weight on Floyd for at least 3 minutes after there was no oxygen left in his body; says "if you can speak you can breathe" idea is misleading

• Doctor says Floyd died from positional asphyxia
🔗 Read more from Day 9 via @MPRnews:
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April 9

• Medical examiner who ruled Floyd's death a homicide says police restraint "tipped him over the edge" from life to death; lists health issues and drugs in his system as contributing—not direct—causes of death

• Pathologist agrees police restraint caused Floyd's death
🔗 Read more from Day 10 via @MPRnews:
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April 12

• Floyd's brother gives emotional testimony; says George was a leader among his siblings

• Judge rejects request to sequester jury after Wright shooting

• Cardiologist says Floyd’s heart stopped due to lack of oxygen; "no evidence at all" that overdose caused death
🔗 Read more from Day 11 via @MPRnews:
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April 13

• Defense calls 1st witnesses, including friend who says Floyd was alert when she saw him at Cup Foods but later dozed off in car

• Jurors view video of Floyd's 2019 arrest

• Ex-officer testifies for Chauvin's defense that his actions were "objectively reasonable"
🔗 Read more from Day 12 via @MPRnews:
mprnews.org/story/2021/04/…
April 14

• Ex-medical examiner facing lawsuit by family of Black teen killed by police testifies for Chauvin defense that Floyd died of cardiac arrhythmia, contributing factors; says manner of death "undetermined." Prosecution's experts say police restraint caused Floyd's death
🔗 Read more from Day 13 via @MPRnews:
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