Donald Wynn Williams II, an eyewitness on the scene of the incident, testified at present that after George Floyd was put into an ambulance he referred to as 911 as a result of “I consider I witnessed a homicide.”
“I felt the necessity to name the police on the police,” Williams continued.
Requested why he did not converse to the officers already on the scene, Williams mentioned, he felt they had been concerned within the incident.
Williams’ 911 name from that day was performed for the jury.
On tape, Williams may be heard telling the 911 operator that an officer “is attempting to kill this residents” in entrance of the Cup Meals retailer.
“He had his knee on the dude’s neck the entire time,” Williams mentioned.
He instructed the 911 operator that Floyd “stopped respiratory,” including “he wasn’t resisting arrest or nothing. He was in handcuffs.”
“I do not know if he’s useless for positive. However he was non-responsive when the ambulance got here and received him,” Williams mentioned.
Williams appeared to turn into emotional on the witness stand because the tape performed, at one level selecting up a tissue to wipe his eyes.