United States: the cashier behind the arrest of George Floyd tells of his guilt

In the trial for the murder of George Floyd, killed by a police officer on May 25, 2020, one of the witnesses, a 19-year-old cashier, expressed regret. “All of this could have been avoided,” he said, overcome with emotion.

Ayoung cashier, filled with a feeling of “guilt” , was among the witnesses heard this Wednesday, March 31, in Minneapolis, in the United States, within the framework of the trial for the murder of George Floyd.

Named Christopher Martin, he explained to the jurors to have remorse. The young man  regrets having accepted the false note  handed out by  George Floyd on May 25, 2020.
Indeed, it is this event which triggered the police intervention which caused his death.

That day, the young black man, aged 19, was holding the cash register of the Cup Foods grocery store, when he noticed the black forty-something “because he was tall” ( about two meters, editor’s note ). The two exchange briefly, then George Floyd buys a pack of cigarettes with a twenty dollar bill. “I saw a blue pigment (…), I found it weird and I thought it was wrong”, specifies the young man, visibly nervous, during his hearing.

“All of this could have been avoided”

The young employee explains that after accepting the ticket, he went to talk to his manager, who ordered him to bring the customer back to the convenience store. The latter was then in a  vehicle , parked near the business. Christopher Martin and his colleagues went to see him, but couldn’t convince him to come back and pay. It was then that one of the employees made the decision to call the  police .

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