Posted on March 22, 2021

Some of Floyd’s 2019 Arrest Evidence Admissible in Chauvin Trial

Fox 9, March 19, 2021

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill ruled Friday some evidence related to George Floyd’s 2019 arrest, including a portion of the accompanying body camera video, is admissible in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in Floyd’s death.


“The whole point here is we have medical evidence on what happens when Mr. Floyd is faced with virtually the same situation: confrontation by police at gunpoint followed by a rapid ingestion of some drugs, we don’t know exactly how many but there was an admission that he had done it at the time of the stop,” Cahill said. {snip}

Floyd’s emotional behavior during the arrest, including crying out to his mother, is not admissible as evidence, Cahill ruled.