LIVE UPDATES: Derek Chauvin trial resumes as MMA fighter who witnessed George Floyd's arrest returns to stand

Derek Chauvin murder trial: Day 2

The trial for the ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged in connection to George Floyd’s death is to resume Tuesday with testimony from an MMA fighter who witnessed Floyd’s arrest.

Donald Williams, a former wrestler who said he was trained in mixed martial arts including chokeholds, was among the first prosecution witnesses as trial opened for Chauvin, 45, who is charged with second-degree and third-degree murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death.

During opening statements Monday, Minnesota prosecutor Jerry Blackwell took the earliest opportunity possible to show the jurors the bystander video that captured Floyd’s arrest on May 25, 2020. He told them the number to remember was 9 minutes, 29 seconds — the amount of time Chauvin had Floyd pinned to the pavement during the arrest.