Friend with George Floyd during arrest refuses to testify in Chauvin trial

Friend with George Floyd during arrest refuses to testify in Chauvin trial


A key witness who was with George Floyd when he was arrested is refusing to testify against the ex-cop accused of murdering his longtime friend, court documents show.

Morries Lester Hall, 42, was one of the passengers with Floyd in a car in Minneapolis last May when the 46-year-old was arrested — insisting in interviews days later that he was “going to be his voice.”

But Hall filed a surprise motion in Hennepin County District Court late Wednesday asking not to be called in the murder trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin — and insisting he would not answer questions even if called.

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In the filing, Hall’s lawyers say he “hereby provides notice to all parties in this matter that if called to testify he will invoke his fifth amendment privilege against self-incrimination.”

“Therefore, counsel for Mr. Hall respectfully moves this court to … release Mr. Hall from any obligations therein,” the papers said.

Morries Lester Hall told “Good Morning

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