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Do you Trace Gallagher live force the defense here Trace is trying to show there was tension between city leaders.
Yeah and back former -- police chief bill -- -- has also testified that city manager a man named Norton Bonaparte did the highly unusual step of actually getting involved.
In this police investigation for example -- said that he recommended the 911 calls were screams can be heard in the background be played for the entire family of -- -- Martin but they should hear them individually.
Instead of as a group to envoy to avoid influencing each other's decision.
The city manager did exactly the opposite list.
Was -- your decision.
Wasn't the mayor's decision as to how that would -- The decisions made just.
Was there any consideration given to the idea.
Apply even to those individuals.
Separately one separate from the others arrested not in fact.
There view what they heard one into the and that was.
The police chief also said that he.
Asked to be in the room at the time those tapes were being played but he was not allowed nor were any of those police officers and as we all -- the city manager.
Ended up firing chief -- shot.
Before or just after of those tapes were played.
It's -- Trace explain how to prosecution countered that.
Well they -- simply saying that the city manager and the mayor were trying to be courteous to the family of trade body Martin now.
The city manager says at the time those tapes were about to be released to the entire public -- -- thought was to make sure before the public could hear them that the Martin family should hear them first listen.
The bottom line was.
That it was the decent thing to do play for the family before it was released to the public.
And that's why it occurred the way it is -- correct test.
But -- also says the reason the family did not want the police in the room at the time is because they wanted some privacy.
He did not address the firing of chief -- at all today --
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