Chauvin Trial: Special Agent Testifies Floyd Said, 'I Ain't Do No Drugs'
Added 04-07-21 06:07:02pm EST - “Senior Special Agent James Reyerson changed his own testimony on Wednesday, after first saying Floyd admitted, "I ate too many drugs." The reversal was a blow for defendant Derek Chauvin.” - Npr.org
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Senior Special Agent James Reyerson of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension testifies Wednesday at the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. pool via AP hide caption
Senior Special Agent James Reyerson of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension testifies Wednesday at the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.
Senior Special Agent James Reyerson of Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is testifying in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, in last May's death of George Floyd.
The BCA routinely investigates police use-of-force incidents in Minnesota. Chauvin is facing charges of second- and third-degree murder as well as manslaughter. Video footage from the scene showed Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd's neck area for more than nine minutes.
Under questioning from Chauvin's defense attorney, Eric Nelson, Reyerson initially testified an officer's body-cam video seemed to capture Floyd saying, "I ate too many drugs," although the statement is hard to make out in the chaos of the moment, reporter Jon Collins of Minnesota Public Radio reports.
So under prosecution questioning, BCA agent James Reyerson now heard a longer version of tape and says he heard Floyd say "I ain't do no drugs," NOT "I ate too many drugs. (10)— Jon Collins (@JonSCollins) April 7, 2021
Defense attorney Eric Nelson just got BCA agent James Reyerson to admit that it appears that Floyd said "I ate too many drugs" in a video clip (it's REALLY hard to hear what was said from the stream). (8)— Jon Collins (@JonSCollins) April 7, 2021
Prosecutor notes Floyd stopped moving at 20:24:58. Posts image from 20:26:40 and asks Reyerson if Chauvin had his weight on Floyd. Reyerson said he did. pic.twitter.com/0q0c3N5f7t— Rochelle Olson (@rochelleolson) April 7, 2021
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