An off-duty Minneapolis firefighter said she was “desperate” to render medical assistance to George Floyd during his fatal encounter with police — and testified that ex-cop Derek Chauvin looked “comfortable” while pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck.
Genevieve Hansen, an EMT, said Tuesday at Chauvin’s murder trial in Floyd’s death that she pleaded with cops but grew increasingly upset when they refused.
“I was concerned to see a handcuffed man who was not moving with officers, with their whole body weight on his back, and a crowd that was stressed out,” Hansen, 27, testified.
“He was not moving,” she said. “His face was, the first thing that concerned me is his face was like smooshed into the ground,” she said.
“I thought his face looked puffy and swollen, which would happen if you were putting a grown man’s weight on someone’s neck.”
“I identified myself right away because I noticed that he needed medical attention,” she said. “My