Derek Chauvin trial: First footage shown of George Floyd inside shop

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"We had to control this guy because he's a sizable guy". "Looks like he's probably on something", Chauvin said, suggesting Floyd had taken drugs.

Floyd was later arrested outside, where Chauvin pinned his knee on his neck for what prosecutors said was 9 minutes, 29 seconds, as a handcuffed Floyd lay face-down on the pavement.

He said he had considered letting the shop deduct it from his wages instead of confronting Mr Floyd, but then chose to tell his manager.

In this image from video, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, in the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn.

"I felt helpless", Mr McMillian said.

Chauvin's body camera was knocked off in the struggle and falls under the auto but the cameras of the other officers continued to operate.

She said if the officers on the scene and hadn't told her to stay away, she would have checked Floyd's pulse and started chest compressions on him.

Police body camera videos show Hall sitting in the vehicle with Floyd as another occupant, Shawanda Hill, sat in the back seat. As Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck and Floyd cried out for help, McMillian can be heard on video telling police to "get your knee off his neck".

Mr Martin, who lived in an apartment above the store at the time with his mother, said he had been working at the Cup Foods for several months before the incident.

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"If I would've just not taken the bill, this could've been avoided", Martin lamented, joining the burgeoning list of witnesses who expressed a sense of helplessness and lingering guilt over Floyd's death. "I don't have a mama either".

The Hennepin County Public Defender's Office filed a notice Wednesday on behalf of Morries Lester Hall, 42, who was in the auto with Floyd when police approached him for allegedly using a fake $20 bill at Cup Foods in Minneapolis.

Mr Martin said that inside the store, he asked Mr Floyd if he played baseball, and Mr Floyd said he played football, but it took him some time to respond, so "it would appear that he was high". The most serious charge against the now-fired officer carries up to 40 years in prison.

Christopher Martin testified that he knowingly accepted a fake $20 bill from Floyd for the cigarettes even though the money would be subtracted from his paycheck in accordance with store policy. But he described Floyd as friendly and talkative. He said Chauvin was following his police use of force training and argued Floyd's cause of death was a combination of drug use and preexisting health issues.

Similarly, on Tuesday, a high schooler who recorded and shared video of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd said she had lost sleep thinking of what else she could have done. Darnella - the teenager whose film of Mr Floyd's death sparked global protests - said she "stays up apologising" to him for "not doing more".

Martin then second-guessed his decision and told a manager, who sent Martin outside to ask Floyd to return to the store.

Earlier, McMillian described urging Floyd to cooperate with officers as they worked to put him a police auto. She testified a day earlier that she was out for a walk on her day off last May and came upon Floyd struggling to breathe and appearing unconscious under Chauvin's knee.

"I just didn't want to have to show it (the video) to anyone", he said.

"When I saw the bill I saw it had a blue pigment to it, kind of like a $100 has so I thought that was odd", he said. "I don't know if you've ever seen someone die in front of you, but it's very upsetting", she said at one point. "I was desperate to give help".

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