Here, this is npr, so no such issues -
But doesn’t add anything - pretty much the cashier was convinced it was, and testified as such, and involved the manager, who instructed others to call the cops. And we all know what happened next.
Certainly the cashier seems to be describing the incident in a way that casts himself in the best light, and Floyd somewhat poorly, but certainly not as an out-of-control monster.
As for the bill -
The video shows Martin hold the $20 bill he had just received up to the light, as Floyd stood in front of him.
“When I saw the bill, I noticed that it had a blue pigment to it, kind of how a $100 bill will have,” Martin said. “And I found that odd. So, I assumed that it was fake.”
Earlier that day, Martin had refused to accept a similar bill from a man who was with Floyd. Later, that man would show the bill to Martin and his co-workers outside, and tear the bill in half as he tossed it to the ground.
So again, the eyewitness seemed reasonably certain, but I haven’t seen anything indicated any forensic analysis of the bill was done.
This though, which includes some of Lane’s testimony says that the officers didn’t check the bill at the time, as they were instead concerned with the act of passing said bill. As for the bill itself?
When asked if the bill was later collected, Mr Lane said: “I think it was. I’m not sure.”
Various other sources indicate that other bills found in Floyd’s car were counterfeit, but I haven’t found a source in my quick search that felt reliable enough to link.
So the long and short of it was that it is of course, very possible the bill was fake, but unclear if it was being used deliberately, and, most importantly, the officers involved DID NOT even attempt to validate it (as a fake) before beginning their confrontation.
Hope this helps.