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The paramedic called to the scene of George Floyd's murder said Thursday "[multiple officers] were still on top" of Floyd as they arrived.

The state of play: The court heard earlier from Floyd's girlfriend, who described him as a kind man despite an ongoing struggle with opioid addiction. Following her testimony, a Hennepin County paramedic took the stand to detail the step-by-step events after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd's neck for over nine minutes.

What he's saying: When Seth Bravinder first arrived at the scene, he said he assumed "there was potentially some struggle still because [multiple officers] were still on top of him."

  • His partner assessed Floyd and said he appeared to have gone into cardiac arrest, Bravinder told jurors. They transported him into the ambulance, where the cardiac monitor "flatlined."
  • "We don't feel a pulse so there's no blood being pumped through the body to your organs," he said.
  • He said they needed more people to work on the patient, so an officer came with them into the ambulance to do chest compressions. They also inserted an airway device and drilled a hole in Floyd's leg because regular IV access wasn't working, he said.
  • There was never an indication of change or revival, according to Bravinder.

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Cashier says he felt "guilt" for accepting George Floyd's fake bill

The 19-year-old Cup Foods cashier who accepted George Floyd's counterfeit bill testified at former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial Wednesday that if he had "just not taken the bill, this could have been avoided."

Between the lines: Christopher Martin's words echo a recurring sentiment expressed by witnesses called to the stand, several of whom were minors when they watched Floyd die in front of them.

Off-duty EMT: I was "desperate" to help Floyd but "officers didn't let me into the scene"

An off-duty Minneapolis firefighter and certified EMT testified Tuesday that she was "desperate" to help George Floyd but "the officers didn't let me into the scene."

Driving the news: Genevieve Hansen, who witnessed former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneel on Floyd's neck last May, was among the first witnesses to testify in the trial of Chauvin, who faces murder and manslaughter charges.

Mar 31, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Witness breaks down after George Floyd video: "I understand him"

Witness Charles McMillian, 61, broke down Wednesday afternoon after prosecutors played police bodycam video of George Floyd saying over and over that he couldn't breathe and calling for his mother.

The big picture: The reaction captured what we've seen from witness after witness — the trauma of reliving those harrowing moments on global television as America reckons all over again with one of its worst moments.