A professional MMA fighter who witnessed the fatal arrest of George Floyd was brought into court to describe the ‘blood choke’ allegedly used by police officer Derek Chauvin.
Chauvin has pleaded not guilty to three charges: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter over the killing of Floyd, whose death sparked worldwide Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality and systemic racism.
The murder charges could carry 40 and 25-year sentences, respectively.
Donald Williams, a witness for the prosecution, testified that the police officer was using a ‘blood choke’ on Floyd in the altercation that led to his death.
CourtTV’s Julia Jenaé stated that prosecutors got permission from the court to qualify Donald Williams as a martial arts expert.
Eyewitness Donald Williams is on the stand as State Witness #3.
During the pre-trial phase, prosecutors got permi… https://t.co/Vvx5onJv8M