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Derek Chauvin Attorney Claims George Floyd Said He ‘Ate Too Many Drugs'

Added 04-07-21 11:26:03pm EST - “An argument emerged over whether Floyd had yelled about doing drugs or, alternatively, said, "I ain't do no drugs."” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Derek Chauvin Attorney Claims George Floyd Said He ‘Ate Too Many Drugs’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A short video clip taken by a Minneapolis police officer’s body camera last spring became a flashpoint in the trial against Derek Chauvin on Wednesday after a defense attorney and a witness suggested that the late George Floyd told cops that he “ate too many drugs” shortly before his death.

The same witness later amended his statement, saying that he believed Floyd had really said, “I ain’t do no drugs.”

Chauvin has been charged on three homicide-related counts for his chosen method of restraint against Floyd: pinning Floyd’s neck to the pavement with his knee.

The conflict emerged when an attorney for the defense, Eric Nelson, asked witness James Reyerson whether he had heard Floyd say “I ate too many drugs” in any of the body camera video he had reviewed. 

Reyerson ― a senior special agent with the Minneapolis Bureau of Criminal Apprehension who was part of a team that investigated Chauvin’s use of force ― said no.

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