Roommates, on the eighth day of Derek Chauvin’s trial, a group of experts from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Detention testified about George FloydAlleged drug activity. However, there was one specific testimony that likely succeeded in changing the narrative from the defense that George Floyd died of a drug overdose.
When played The voice is in court From George Floyd’s talk, Derek Chauvin’s defense attorney Eric Nelson asked the BCA’s Senior Special Agent Eric Nelson if he heard Floyd say “I’ve eaten a lot of drugs” during his arrest, to which he replied that he didn’t. Instead, Ryerson stated that he clearly heard George Floyd say “I don’t do drugs.”
Rerson’s statement came after he turned back audio from body camera footage. Previously, when Nelson asked him if Floyd appeared to have said, “I’ve eaten too much drugs,” Ryerson said yes.
However, when the state played the sound before the clip Rerson had already seen, in which police officers were mentioning drugs, Attorney General Matthew Frank Rerson asked again what George Floyd heard and he replied, “I think Mister Floyd was saying, I don’t do drugs.”
As previously mentioned, Derek Chauvin’s defense team uses the approach that George Floyd’s death resulted from a drug overdose due to his alleged history of drug use – not the result of Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck for nearly 9 minutes, despite Chauvin’s widely circulated video. And it does just that.
Derek Chauvin’s trial continues tomorrow. Stay tuned for updates.
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