Derek Chauvin trial focuses on George Floyd’s drug use

A forensic investigator testified she found a pill containing illicit substances and George Floyd’s DNA in the police cruiser where officers struggled with Floyd. ABC News’ Reena Roy has more.
1:49 | 04/08/21

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In court Wednesday the jury getting a close look at more video evidence in the murder trial of Terex opened the defense playing the body camera video to chief investigator James dryers and. It appears that mr. Floyd's. I hate to many drugs. The death prosecution showed what happened earlier in that same footage. Is there any discussion about drug use by the officers and tendency to mr. Floyd yes Herring heard in context. You're able to tell. What was reported as saying and guess who mr. loosening I hate to no drugs from different than what you were asked about him we saw. Portions practice. A forensic investigator saying when she searched the police cruiser where officers had struggled with Floyd she missed a few pills containing methamphetamine which were later determined to have Floyd's DA. They on them didn't have any information I was looking for anything. But a pillar resembling a pill. So at this time of day. Dunes. Give it any forensic significance. The defense is arguing that Floyd spit the drugs out during the arrest claiming his drug use led to his debt. You've seen. Sort of a white substance forming around mr. Floyd's mouth yes. Earlier on the stand a use of force expert testifying children's actions we're deadly and unnecessary. Because Floyd didn't appear to be a threat. You both and proposition. He was handcuffed. He was not attempting to resist he was not attempting to saw the officers kick. Punch or anything of that nature Reno Roy ABC news New York. Eleven current and former law enforcement officers had not testified against Eric Shelvin. The trial will soon enter a new phase focusing on the actual cause of George Floyd's death. The county medical examiner will be the key witness.

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