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Derek Chauvin trial live updates: Day one over

first_imgThe trial has wrapped for the day.Mar 29, 5:27 pm3rd witness, who told Chauvin to stop kneeling on Floyd, testifiesDonald Williams, the professional mixed martial arts fighter who can be heard in a witness video criticizing Minneapolis police officers during their encounter with Floyd, was called by the prosecution as its third witness Monday.Williams was walking around the corner from the Cup Foods when he heard a commotion and saw Floyd on the ground with Chauvin kneeling over him, he testified.Floyd “was speaking in a distressed way” when Williams got there, vocalizing to the officers that he was in pain and that he wanted his mom, Williams said.“His breathing was getting tremendously heavy,” Williams said, adding that it was apparent that he was struggling to gasp for air.At one point, Floyd’s eyes then “slowly rolled to the back of his head” and his nose started bleeding, and soon after he was “lifeless,” Williams said.Williams said his experience as a fighter led him to believe that Chauvin’s position on Floyd’s neck was putting Floyd in imminent danger.Another witness on the scene who is a paramedic told the officers multiple times to check Floyd’s pulse, but no one did, Williams said.Mar 29, 3:54 pmProsecution calls 2nd witness, employee of store across the street from Cup FoodsAlisha Oyler, a shift manager for the Speedway located across the street from Cup Foods, first noticed police officers “messing with someone” when she began watching the encounter involving Floyd, she told prosecutors Monday.Oyler took seven separate video recordings on her cellphone but could not immediately recall details, stating that it had “been so long.”Mar 29, 3:48 pmDefense tries to establish that 911 dispatcher was not an expert on use of force policiesDuring a cross-examination, defense attorney Eric Nelson walked 911 dispatcher Jena Scurry through the timeline of the encounter and pressed her on her knowledge of Minneapolis Police use of force policies.Nelson seemed to want the jury to know that Scurry was not familiar with how police handled such incidents.Scurry acknowledged that she has only seen police incidents play out live on monitors in the dispatch center three to four times in the seven years she has been a dispatcher.ABC News’ Whitney Lloyd contributed to this report.Mar 29, 1:44 pm“My instincts were telling me that something was wrong,” 911 dispatcher saysJena Scurry, the Minneapolis 911 dispatcher, told the court she had a “gut instinct” that something was wrong.Scurry said she continued to take calls but noticed that the squad car in front of the Cup Foods did not have officers surrounding it.The next time Scurry looked up, she saw the officers placing Floyd in the back of the car.Scurry said she later knew “something might be wrong” when she saw Floyd on the ground.When Assistant Minnesota Attorney General Matthew Frank asked what made her think something was amiss, Scurry said dispatchers rarely see videos of active scenes on those cameras. Moreover, the fact that Floyd went from the back of the squad car to the ground and officers had not requested additional assistance worried her, Scurry said.“I took that instinct and called the sergeant” who supervises police officers, she said.Court recessed for lunch after Frank was done questioning Scurry.Mar 29, 12:37 pmProsecution questions first witnessJena Scurry, a 911 dispatcher who watched Floyd’s encounter with police unfold on a fixed police camera, was the first witness to take the stand Monday.Scurry began by explaining the tools she utilizes to do her job. She said dispatchers have access to cameras that are placed around the city.Mar 29, 12:10 pmOpening statements have wrapped.Mar 29, 12:00 pmFloyd was struggling with officers before Chauvin arrived, defense saysFloyd was struggling with officers who were trying to get him in a squad car when Chauvin arrived on the scene, Nelson said.After Chauvin asked whether Floyd was under arrest, he assisted the other officers in their attempts to get Floyd in the car.The struggle was so profound that the squad car could be seen rocking back and forth in a fixed police camera. The image caught the attention of a police dispatcher, Nelson said.Chauvin then used what is called a “maximal restraint technique” to restrain Floyd, Nelson said.“You will learn that Derek Chauvin did exactly what he was trained to do over the course of his 19-year career,” Nelson said.Mar 29, 11:54 amThe evidence goes beyond the video, defense saysEric Nelson, Chauvin’s defense attorney, emphasized during his opening statement that the evidence for the case is “far greater than 9 minutes and 29 seconds.”The evidence has been collected “broadly and expansively” and includes several police experts and at least 200 civilian witnesses, Nelson said.Nelson will spend the trial talking about “reason and common sense and how that applies to the evidence,” Nelson said.The store clerk at Cup Foods who accused Floyd of making a purchase with a fake $20 bill will be among those who testify, Nelson said.Attorneys will also question one of Floyd’s friends who was in the Mercedes-Benz after he left the store. The friend previously stated that Floyd consumed what she believed to be two Percocet pills before police arrived. Floyd then fell asleep, Nelson said.When officers arrived, Floyd put drugs in his mouth in an effort to conceal them from police, Nelson said.Mar 29, 11:29 amThree witnesses “called the police on the police” during Floyd encounter, prosecutor saysThree people who witnessed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck called 911 on the officers who were at the scene, Blackwell said.A first responder, who was distressed that the officers were not checking Floyd’s pulse or performing chest compressions on him, called the police, Blackwell said.Another man, who Blackwell described as a “very focal” bystander with a background in security and mixed martial arts, also called the police.The third person was a 911 dispatcher who could see the encounter through a fixed police camera on the scene.The incident was “so unusual, and for her, so disturbing,” that she called a sergeant at the police department to alert him to what was happening, Blackwell said.Mar 29, 11:42 amChauvin watches intently as prosecutor plays witness videoBlackwell played a portion of the 9 minute and 29 second video taken by a witness on May 25, 2020.“For half of that time, Mr. Floyd was unconscious, breathless and pulseless,” Blackwell said.Blackwell said Floyd can be seen repeatedly heaving his right shoulder into the air. This move was an attempt by Floyd to expand his ribcage so he could breathe, as he was “pancaked” between the hard pavement beneath him and Chauvin on top of him, Blackwell said.Chauvin watched intently as the video was played in the courtroom.Mar 29, 11:05 am“Mr. Chauvin betrayed his badge,” prosecutor saysDerek Chauvin failed the responsibilities that come with the badge he was given by the Minneapolis Police Department when he pressed his knee on George Floyd’s neck and killed him, prosecutor Jerry Blackwell said in opening statements Monday.Part of the oath Minneapolis police officers take is to enforce the law “courteously and appropriately,” while “never employing unnecessary force,” Blackwell said, adding that Chauvin violated both when he engaged in the “grinding and crushing” of Floyd “until the very life was squeezed out of him.”“Mr. Chauvin betrayed his badge,” Blackwell said.Floyd was unarmed, in handcuffs and did not present a threat to anyone, Blackwell said.“He was completely in the control of the police,” Blackwell said. “He was defenseless.”Blackwell vowed to give Chauvin a fair trial, but stated that he was “anything but innocent” on May 25, 2020 — the day that Floyd died.The prosecution plans to prove that Chauvin engaged in “force that he applied without the regard for its impact,” Blackwell said.Mar 29, 10:50 amAttorneys for George Floyd’s family speak ahead of trialThe civil rights attorneys representing the family of George Floyd — Benjamin Crump, Antonio Romanucci and L. Chris Stewart as well as Rev. Al Sharpton — spoke to reporters Monday morning.“Today starts a landmark trial that will be a referendum on how far America has come in its quest for equality and justice for all,” Crump said, with Floyd’s family present.Crump stressed that the evidence against Chauvin speaks for itself, saying this “murder case is not hard.”“We’re not asking for anything extraordinary,” Crump said. “We’re asking for equal justice under the law.”Mar 29, 10:36 am15th juror to be excusedHennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill will excuse the 15th juror chosen for Chauvin’s trial as court gets underway.The first 14 jurors are present and will be sworn in and seated.Eight jurors are white and six are people of color, including four jurors who self-identify as Black. There are nine women and five men.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Courtesy Ben Crump LawBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) — The trial for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, begins Monday in Minneapolis.He faces charges of manslaughter, second-degree murder and third-degree murder.The trial is expected to last four weeks. Mar 29, 5:39 pmlast_img read more

Ex-Liverpool player quarantined after hugging Coronavirus patient

first_img Kahlenberg, who played 47 matches for Denmark between 2003 and 2014 and also played for clubs Auxerre and VfL Wolfsburg before retiring in 2017, tested positive on Thursday and has been in quarantine, Brondby said in a statement. The statement said Kahlenberg, who played for Denmark at the 2010 World Cup, was infected during a visit to Amsterdam. Brondby said 13 employees had been put in isolation, including the general manager Ole Palma, defender Joel Kabongo and assistant coach Martin Retov. Lyngby said three players, who were in physical contact with Kahlenberg on Sunday, had been put in isolation. Both teams have league games this weekend. The Danish FA said that all matches will go ahead as planned this coming weekend, but that it is monitoring the situation. read also: ​Coronavirus: Premier League and EFL ban pre-match handshakes The clubs said they are working with the Danish Patient Authority to track down players, fans and members of staff who were in contact with Kahlenberg during Sunday’s match. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ajax have told assistant coach Christian Poulsen and two other members of training staff to stay away from the club because of fears they might be infected with the coronavirus. Poulsen won’t be on Ajax’s bench this weekend The trio must stay at home until next Friday after Poulsen came in contact with former Danish international Thomas Kahlenberg, who has since been diagnosed with the virus. Kahlenberg was celebrating Poulsen’s 40th birthday in the Netherlands last Sunday. The other two are exercise physiologist Alessandro Schoenmaker and an unnamed physiotherapist who were also at the party. “They have no symptoms and if it stays that way they will return to work next week,” an Ajax spokesman told Dutch media. Poulsen, the former Juventus and Liverpool midfielder, will not be able to take his place on the bench alongside coach Erik ten Hag when Ajax travel to Heerenveen at the weekend. Players from Danish Super League clubs Brondby and Lyngby are in isolation after they met and hugged Kahlenberg, who has since tested positive for coronavirus, at a match last weekend. Loading… center_img Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more

ATP Finals (Pete Sampras Group): Goffin To Face Federer In Semis After Thiem Victory

first_imgDavid Goffin of Belgium has set up a semifinal meeting with tennis legend Roger Federer after he defeated Dominic Thiem in straight sets.The 7th seed beat his Austrian opponent 6-4, 6-1 at the O2 Arena on Friday and will now face someone he has never beaten in Roger Federer for a place in the Sunday’s final.He has lost all of his six meetings with the 19-time Grand Slam champion.Speaking after his win over Thiem, the Belgian said: ”I’ve never found a key to beat Roger.””Honestly, I don’t know what to do tomorrow. But I’m going to try something, something different, something that I’ve never done in the past.” he addedIn the other group match, Dimitrov saw off Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1, 6-1 to become the first player to win all three round-robin matches on debut since Andy Murray in nine years (2008). Relatedlast_img read more

Hopes high for Jürgen’s return before Champions League final

first_imgMay 18 – Update: Jürgen has been found safe and well. The search is underway for a missing Donegal cat who is named after the Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp. Tom cat Jürgen (from Letterkenny) went missing on Friday 10th May, just days before his team lost out on the Premier League title.As expected, Jürgen’s owners are big Liverpool fans and are anxious to see him returned home safely. Preferably before the Champions League final, when Liverpool take on Tottenham Hotspur on 1st June.Jürgen – missing from Old Town LetterkennyJürgen the cat when missing from the Old Town area of Letterkenny last Friday night. He is one year old and was wearing a red tartan collar.If you have seen Jürgen or have any information, please call his owner on 0838823577. Jürgen – missing from Old Town Letterkenny Hopes high for Jürgen’s return before Champions League final was last modified: May 17th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennymissing catold townlast_img read more

Carr cools Del Norte, Mack 8-0

first_imgGoing forward Scott St. John said he wants to see his Panthers adopt a bit more of a “killer instinct” and put teams away early, especially when his ace Kyler Carr delivers a performance like he did on Tuesday night in McKinleyville High’s 9-0 win over visiting Del Norte in what was the Big 5 Conference opener for both teams.McKinleyville High’s Carr pitched a complete-game 2-hitter en route to a 9-0 victory, holding Del Norte at bay through four scoreless innings — and then his offense opened …last_img read more

8 Tips to Answer the Eternal Question, “Is it even here?”

first_img SharePrint Related3 Tips for New Geocachers – Geocaching.com Weekly NewsletterSeptember 12, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Three Quick Tips for Successful GeocachingSeptember 25, 2018In “News”Top Five Tips for Creating a World-Class GeocacheJuly 11, 2013In “Geocaching.com Videos” The Eternal Question: “Is it even here?”If you’ve geocached for any length of time, say 60 seconds, this question has run through your mind, “Is it even here?” You’ve checked the fence. You’ve checked under the bench. It’s not hanging from a branch on the tree. It’s not even close to your knee. It’s not there… And then you hear a whisper, “Or is it?” That haunting question is often a geocacher’s biggest fear. Here are a few tips to help increase your chances of knowing the answer.Start by re-reading the title. It’s often another hint to the location.Check recent logs on the geocache page. Find out if the geocache has been found in the last few days or weeks. What do the logs say? There might be a hint that helps direct you to the geocache location.Check the terrain and difficulty ratings. If it’s a terrain 1 and you’re looking on a hillside, go back to the sidewalk.Speaking of hints, geocaches often offer a real hint. Check that.Still stuck? Try looking at any photos. Clues might be hiding in the pictures others uploaded to the geocache page. Still unable to find the geocache? Don’t worry, you’re not out of options yet.You’re a social person. You’ve got friends. Maybe one of your friends has found the geocache that’s giving you issues. Try the old “Phone a Friend” or “PAF” as it’s known in geocaching circles.Finding the geocache might be a waiting game. Some geocaches are easier to find in the spring or fall.If all else fails, be sure to log your Did Not Find (or DNF). That lets others know they’re looking for a tough-to-find geocache.And sometimes they’re just really, really well hidden. For example, check out this geocache with 247 DNF’s and 1 Find. Share your tricks for finding well-hidden geocaches below in comments or on the Geocaching Facebook page.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Idle No More uses secret weapon

first_imgAPTN National NewsThere was a massive gathering of Idle No More supporters Wednesday.At one point there were so many who turned out the place hosting the meeting collapsed.But don’t worry, nobody was hurt.This is a story about the secret weapon Idle No More uses to organize.It’s a tool they used Wednesday to bring out thousands to a discussion about the future of the movement.APTN National News reporter Tim Fontaine has the story.last_img