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Derek Chauvin trial: firefighter who begged police to check Floyd’s pulse to testify today

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A Minneapolis firefighter who called 911 after police refused to let them give George Floyd medical treatment will be on the stand again on Wednesday.

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Genevieve Hansen, one of the many who saw former police officer Derek Chauvin pin Mr. Floyd face down on the ground, cried at the booth on Tuesday as she said she was unable to check the black man’s pulse.

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“A man was killed,” said the 27-year-old, who testified in her uniform and detailed her training as an emergency medical technician. “I could have provided medical care to the best of my ability. And this human was denied that right.”

She was among many testimonies on the second day of the trial of Mr. Chauvin, accused of murdering Mr. Floyd, 46, during an arrest in southern Minneapolis on May 25 of last year.

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They expressed their growing frustration, anger and despair by begging Mr. Chauvin, 45, to remove his knee from the unarmed Mr. Floyd’s neck.

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