"When I asked him if he played baseball, he went on to respond to that but it kind of took him a little long to get to what he was trying to say so it would appear that he was high".
At one point during his testimony, McMillan broke down sobbing, dropped his head, and removed his glasses to wipe tears from his eyes after prosecutors played the video of police putting Floyd in the vehicle.
The other three former police officers involved in the arrest-Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng-are to be tried separately later this year.
Earlier, McMillian described urging Floyd to cooperate with officers as they worked to put him a police auto.
She said a firefighter who was also on the scene asked Chauvin multiple times to check Floyd's pulse. "I don't have a mama either".
In one portion of the trial, eyewitness Charles McMillian described what he saw during the altercation between Chauvin and George Floyd.
"It's been nights I've stayed up apologizing to George Floyd for not doing more and not physically interacting and not saving his life", she said. Floyd, 46, was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Floyd then bought a pack of cigarettes with a $20 bill that Martin believed to be fake because of its blue color and texture.
"I took it anyways and I was planning to just put it on my tab until I second guessed myself and as you can see from the video I kept examining it and then I told my manager". "I offered to pay for it".
Martin said Floyd appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while he was in the store but was "very friendly, approachable, talkative". "But he did seem high". But Floyd and a passenger in his SUV twice refused to go back into the store to resolve the issue, and the manager had a co-worker call police, Martin testified.
Eric Nelson, Chauvin's defense attorney, claimed in opening arguments that Floyd's death was due to drugs and underlying medical conditions and not asphyxiation.
"I saw people yelling and screaming", he said.
Several onlookers testified Tuesday about their increasing frustration, anger and despair as they begged Chauvin to take his knee off Floyd's neck. "George was motionless, limp".
The death of Floyd, a Black man, set off protests against racism and police brutality across the country in the days and weeks after bystander video emerged of Floyd repeatedly saying "I can't breathe" and pleading with Chauvin as the officer kept his knee on Floyd's neck during the May 2020 arrest.
McMillian began sobbing as police bodycam video of Floyd's arrest was played, removing his glasses and wiping his eyes with tissues until Judge Peter Cahill called a brief recess.
McMillian's emotional statement was the latest in a string of testimonies that conveyed the trauma suffered by those who witnessed firsthand what occurred to Floyd, and who confessed to struggling with feelings of guilt and helplessness for failing to prevent his death.
Chauvin, 45, has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
FLORIDO: And when it was the defense attorney's turn to question this witness, he also pressed her the way that he had pressed Donald Williams earlier to acknowledge that the group of bystanders grew loud and started calling Chauvin names.
"I felt the need to call the police on the police", he said.
His trial is expected to last about a month.