Minneapolis: The police officer accused of killing George Floyd used inappropriate “lethal force” on his knees for more than nine minutes, an expert told a court in Minneapolis on Wednesday.
Prosecution witness Judy Stagger, a power-use expert, was questioned in the case of Derek Chowin, a white-collar officer who was seen in a phone video kneeling on Floyd’s neck. Was black
The cover photo of Floyd’s May 25, 2020 arrest prevented protests against racial injustice and police brutality in the United States and around the world. Chaiger’s actions were a “deadly force” because Floyd was “in a hunting position,” Stiger said.
After being shown a picture of Chowin’s actions, Stoiger said, “And stress … (Chowsen) can cause asthma due to body weight, which can lead to death.” Asked how much power is reasonable after Floyd’s victim, handcuffed and not resisting, Stiger, a Los Angeles police officer, said: I was. “
“An officer is only allowed to use force that is proportional to the seriousness of the crime, or the level of resistance,” he said. Prosecutors are trying to prove that Floyd died of asphyxiation, while Chavin’s defense claims it was caused by illegal drugs in Floyd’s system.
On Tuesday, Johnny Mursal, coordinator of the force used by the Minneapolis Police, said that kneeling on the neck of Chauvin Floyd is not an authorized ban. “We tell officers to stay away from the neck whenever possible. And if you are using body weight, tie it around your shoulder,” Merkel said.
Chawin, 45, who was fired from the police force after the incident, has pleaded not guilty to murder and homicide charges. Floyd was arrested on suspicion of passing a fake $ 20 bill at a nearby store.
A paramedic testified last week that Floyd, 46, had already died when he arrived at the scene in an ambulance and that Choun was still kneeling on his neck. Shawn, who stays in court every day to take complex notes and consult with his lawyer, could face up to 40 years in prison if convicted of a more serious charge – second-degree murder. The other three former police officers arrested – Tao Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Koing – will be tried separately later this year.