Donald Williams II was one of the eyewitnesses to the arrest of George Floyd, which ended with the death of this black citizen on May 25 in Minneapolis and which sparked the largest protests against racism in the United States in half a century. Asked at the trial why he called the police while then-agent Derek Chauvin kept Floyd immobilized, he responded forcefully: "I thought I was seeing a murder." His testimony is one of many that during the process questioned the defense presented by Chauvin's lawyer, who this Tuesday was found guilty of Floyd's death. Other police officers and experts in the police use of force questioned that he acted in a regulatory manner by keeping him immobilized, with his knee on his neck, when he had already been restrained and handcuffed and posed no threat. Several doctors also assured that he died of suffocation, not from an overdose or from his previous health problems.
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