Derek Chauvin defense, prosecutor disagree whether George Floyd said ‘I ate too many drugs’


The lawyer for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and prosecutors disagreed Wednesday on whether George Floyd said "I ate too many drugs" on video footage of the deadly arrest played in court.

Defense attorney Eric Nelson played a video clip of Floyd saying something as officers pinned him on the ground on May 25, 2020 during his cross-examination of Los Angeles police Sgt. Jody Stiger, a use of force expert.

In the footage, Floyd yells in distress while handcuffed.

"Does it sound like he says, ‘I ate too many drugs?'" he asked Stiger.

Defense lawyers have argued that Chauvin did what he was trained to do and that Floyd's use of drugs and other health conditions caused his death.

Prosecutors let the question slide but Nelson posed it again when questioning Jame... (Read more)

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