WATCH: George Floyd death witness returns to stand on Tuesday

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Opening statements began Monday in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. The trial will continue Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. CT.

A man who was among onlookers shouting at a Minneapolis police officer to get off George Floyd last May returns to the stand on Tuesday, a day after he described seeing Floyd struggle for air and his eyes rolling back into his head, saying he saw Floyd “slowly fade away … like a fish in a bag.”

Donald Williams, a former wrestler who said he was trained in mixed martial arts including chokeholds, testified Monday that he thought Derek Chauvin used a shimmying motion several times to increase the pressure on Floyd.

Before Williams testified, prosecutors led off their case by playing portions of a widely seen bystander video of Floyd’s arrest that sent waves of outrage and anger around the globe.

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