Courteney Ross, 45, asked on Thursday, the fourth day of Derek Chauvin's murder trial.
The equipment to treat a stopped heart was in the ambulance, Bravinder explained, and said there was a crowd of people yelling on the curb and so they wanted to move Floyd away from that to give him the auto he needed in the most "optimum environment" they could.
Ross also said that both she and Floyd "both suffered with opioid addiction", acknowledging that drug use was a part of their relationship.
The defence has argued that Chauvin did what he was trained to do and that Mr Floyd's death was not caused by the officer's knee, as prosecutors contend, but by Mr Floyd's illegal drug use, heart disease, high blood pressure and the adrenaline flowing through his body.
A post-mortem examination found fentanyl and methamphetamine in his system. The incident triggered scattered violence around the US and widespread soul-searching over racism and police brutality.
Chauvin, a 19-year veteran of the police force, faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge-second-degree murder.
She said they both had prescriptions, and when those ran out, they took the prescriptions of others and also used illegal drugs.
Courteney Ross, who was dating George Floyd for almost three years before his death in May, delivered tearful testimony Thursday about their shared struggle with an opioid addiction. "I just lost my mom" in Mr Lane's recording.
"Both Floyd and I, our story, it's a classic story of how many people get addicted to opioids", she said.
In early 2020, both Ross and Floyd quit using drugs for "a long period", she said.
Martin said he thought Floyd's death could have been avoided if he hadn't accepted it.
Eric Nelson, Chauvin's defense attorney, claimed in opening arguments that Floyd's death was due to drugs and underlying medical conditions and not asphyxiation.
The witness said she had gone to the shelter because her sons' father was staying there.
"He said, 'Well, can I pray with you?'" she recalled, weeping at the memory.
The death of Floyd, a Black man, set off protests against racism and police brutality across the country in the days and weeks after bystander video emerged of Floyd repeatedly saying "I can't breathe" and pleading with Chauvin as the officer kept his knee on Floyd's neck during the May 2020 arrest. But at times, she also needed to take moments to collect herself, growing emotional after she was asked to tell the story of how they met, for instance.
When Floyd did not want to come back in, Martin said the manager told another employee to call the police.
They stopped two blocks away to continue resuscitation efforts on Floyd.
"There was also a crowd of people that appeared very upset on the sidewalk". He said they were never able to restore a pulse.
Ross described Floyd as "a mama's boy" - and she said he was hit hard by his mother's death in May 2018.
As Ross wept, Frank asked if she wanted to take a break. "It's one of my favourite stories to tell".
She said there would be times when he would be up and bouncing around and other times when he would be unintelligible.
Mr Floyd's younger brother, Rodney Floyd, shook his head from side to side and hugged his midriff as the video was played.
"I was exhausted. We've been through so much, my sons and I, and (for) this kind person just to come up and say, 'Can I pray with you?'.it was so sweet". "I thought I'd be doing him a favor". "I was exhausted. We've been through so much, my sons and I, and (for) this kind person just to come up and say, 'Can I pray with you?'.it was so sweet".
Minnesota is a rarity in explicitly permitting such "spark of life" testimony about a crime victim ahead of a verdict.
Defense attorneys often complain that such testimony allows prosecutors to play on jurors' emotions.
When Floyd was finally taken away by paramedics, Charles McMillian, a 61-year-old bystander who recognized Chauvin from the neighborhood, told the officer he didn't respect what Chauvin had done.