George Floyd’s brother testifies at Derek Chauvin’s trial

Philonise Floyd, George Floyd’s younger brother, took the witness stand on Monday and recalled family memories in an emotional testimony. The prosecution is expected to wrap up its case soon.
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was killed, and today in Minneapolis, the trial of former officer Derek chauvin continuing. And there was emotional testimony from George Floyd's brother and from a cardiologist who said George Floyd's death was, quote, absolutely preventable. Here's ABC's Alex Perez again Reporter: Emotional testimony as the prosecution moves to wrap up their part of the case before the defense gets its turn. The jury today hearing from George Floyd's younger brother philonise Floyd, describing this photo. That's my mother. She's no longer with us right now, but -- that's -- that's my oldest brother George. I miss both of them. Reporter: In his final moments, George Floyd called out for his mother. On the witness stand today, his brother describing their relationship as one of a kind. He was a big momma's boy. He would lay -- just lay up onto her in the fetus position like he was still in the womb. He showed us, like, how to treat our mom and how to respect our mom. He just -- he loved her so dearly. Reporter: The prosecution has called 38 witnesses, ten of them doctors and other medical experts. Fade today, cardiologist Dr. Jonathan rich knocking down defense claims Floyd's drug use and heart disease led to his death. Saying Floyd would have lived for not the officers. Do you have an opinion to a reasonable degree of medical certainty as to whether Mr. Floyd's death was preventable? Yes, I believe that Mr. George Floyd's death was absolutely preventable. Reporter: A dozen members of law enforcement have testified against Derek chauvin. Today, Seth stougthon, a former officer and an expert on the use of force, summing up what so many others have said. No reasonable officer would have believed that that was an appropriate, acceptable, or reasonable use of force. So, let's get to Alex Perez with us again tonight. And Alex, the defense now expected to begin its part of the case tomorrow? Reporter: Yeah, David, and we expect the defense's case will be much shorter than the prosecution's. The judge telling the jury today they should expect closing arguments on Monday. He also told them to pack a bag, because they will be sequestered once deliberations begin. David? All right, Alex Perez there in Minneapolis. Thank you, Alex.

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