Firefighter blocked from helping Floyd returns to stand
In this image from video, Minneapolis Firrefighter Genevieve Hansen, wipes her eyes as she testifies as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, in the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. (Court TV via AP, Pool)
By STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis firefighter who wept as she recounted how a police officer prevented her from helping George Floyd is resuming testimony Wednesday in the trial of the fired police officer charged in Floyd’s death. Genevieve Hansen said Tuesday that she came upon Derek Chauvin restraining Floyd while out on a walk last Memorial Day. Hansen says she immediately recognized Floyd needed medical attention but another officer forced her and others back onto a sidewalk. She was one of several onlookers to describe their frustration, anger and despair as they begged Chauvin to take his knee off Floyd’s neck.