Someone who was with George Floyd the day he was killed pleaded the Fifth (source).
The Hennepin County Public Defender's Office filed the notice on behalf of Morries Hall, who was sitting in the front passenger seat of a vehicle with Floyd, who was in the driver's seat, when police approached Floyd for allegedly using a fake $20 bill at Cup Foods in south Minneapolis.
I understand that people, when accused, get public defenders, but Hall was only a witness in this trial.
If I was called to testify and had concerns about self-incrimination and couldn't afford a lawyer, would I have to reach out to the county? Or is one provided when you're called to testify?
Or perhaps the prosecution or defense was obliged to refer Hall to a public defender after speaking to him?