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2nd Day Of Testimony In Derek Chauvin Trial

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CBS4's Michael George has the latest details.

Video Transcript

- At some point, did you make a 911 call?

- That is correct, I did call the police on the police.

- Now at 5:00, it was the second day of testimony in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Jurors heard compelling testimony from several witnesses, including the teenager who captured the cell phone video of the deadly arrest.

- CBS 4's Michael George joins us live from Minneapolis with today's developments. Michael.

MICHAEL GEORGE: Well, Eliot, Lauren, the jury appeared to be paying close attention as they listened to some of the youngest witnesses to George Floyd's death, including a nine-year-old girl. But the most emotional moment came when a teenage witness said she felt regret that she couldn't save George Floyd's life.

Appearing off-camera, a now 18-year-old Darnella Frazier gave powerful testimony.

DARNELLA FRAZIER: It's been nights I've stayed up apologizing to George Floyd for not doing more.

MICHAEL GEORGE: She recorded the viral video of former police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of George Floyd.

DARNELLA FRAZIER: He just stared at us, looked at us. He had this cold look. Heartless. He didn't care.

MICHAEL GEORGE: Defense attorney Eric Nelson questioned Frazier about the actions of the bystanders.

ERIC NELSON: The volume of the people that were bystanders grew louder over time. Would you agree with that?

DARNELLA FRAZIER: Yes. More so as he was becoming more unresponsibe.

MICHAEL GEORGE: Frazier's nine-year-old cousin was standing beside her as the incident unfolded last May.

- I was sad and kind of mad because it feel like he was stopping his breathing, and it is kind of hurting him.

MICHAEL GEORGE: It's been 10 months since George Floyd's death. Here in Minneapolis, many say watching the trial and hearing the testimony of the witnesses has reopened the wounds from that day.

WILLIAM SETH MARTIN: I think about it every single day.

MICHAEL GEORGE: Pastor Williams Seth Martin leads a multi-ethnic congregation in South Minneapolis. He believes justice can help heal the community.

WILLIAM SETH MARTIN: My wife, as we watched the trial yesterday for the first time, it was the first time I saw her cry about it, actually, in a while. And it stirred up those raw emotions.

MICHAEL GEORGE: The defense maintains Floyd's death was the result of drug abuse and an underlying heart condition and has defended Chauvin's use of force.

And Chauvin is facing two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter. The trial's expected to last two to four weeks. In Minneapolis, Michael George. Eliot, Lauren, back to you.

- Michael, thank you. Look for much more on day two of the Derek Chauvin trial tonight on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell." That's at 6:30 after "CBS 4 News at 6:00."