Donald Williams continued his testimony today. He was a bystander outside of Cup Foods when George Floyd died. Williams, a professional mixed martial artist (MMA), said he was “totally scared” by what he was seeing. Prosecutor Matthew Frank asked, “at some point did you make a 911 call?” Williams replied, “That is correct. I did call the police on the police. Frank pressed, “why did you do that?” To which Williams responded, “Because I believed I’d witnessed a murder.” As audio of the 9-1-1 call played in the courtroom, Williams appeared to be wiping away tears. On cross-examination, Defense attorney Eric Nelson said Williams grew angrier and angrier at the scene and Nelson questioned the witness about his statement at the time “you said, ‘like I really want to beat the shit out of those police officers,’ did you say that?” Williams responded he did. The defense is trying to establish that an unruly crowd had an impact on the scene at George Floyd’s death. The defense is working to establish that a drug overdose and underlying health issues caused Floyd’s death–not Chauvin’s actions.
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