Jurors shown video at ex-officer’s trial in Floyd’s death

  • From foreground left, attorney Ben Crump, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Brandon Williams, nephew of George Floyd, take a knee during a news conference Monday at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minn. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

MINNEAPOLIS — The video of George Floyd gasping for breath was essentially Exhibit A as the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee on the Black man’s neck went on trial Monday on charges of murder and manslaughter.