The judge at the murder trial of ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin said George Floyd’s pal could have to testify about what state Floyd was in before he died.
Morries Lester Hall, 42, was with Floyd in his SUV when police arrested his longtime friend for passing a counterfeit $20 bill at a Minneapolis convenience store on May 25 — leading to Floyd’s police-custody death.
But in a surprise motion last week, Hall asked not to be called as a witness in the murder trial.
His lawyer argued he would incriminate himself even if he only testified about Floyd’s condition — when he reportedly began to fall asleep in the vehicle before cops showed up.
But Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill didn’t entirely agree, saying that Hall could address his friend’s state before his death without incriminating himself.
George Floyd’s friend Morries Hall appears via video as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill discusses motions before the court Tuesday, April 6,