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MINNEAPOLIS – The man who was in the vehicle with George Floyd on the last Memorial Day before his fight with the police appeared in court on Tuesday for a hearing on potential testimony in the murder trial of former officer Derek Chauvin.

Morries Hall was subpoenaed as a witness at the trial, but he filed a motion late last month, saying he would decline to answer questions if forced to testify. He appeared via Zoom.Judge Peter Cahill on Tuesday tasked defense and government attorneys with drafting questions narrowly tailored to Hall, who may still have to testify.

Meanwhile, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo told jurors Monday that Chauvin’s detention on Floyd “absolutely” violated departmental policy. He said the restraint should have ceased “after Mr. Floyd ceases to resist” and “after he was in distress and fined him”.

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