It is the day of testimony at the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged with the death of George Floyd.
Here is what he said In court tomorrow:
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo Contrary to department policy, Floin’s arrest last May completely dismissed Chauvin’s action. “Once Mr. Floyd had stopped protesting, and certainly once he was in trouble and was trying to oust him, which should have been stopped”, Aradondo testified.
The chief said that Chowin’s kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds is not a trained tactic and was a violation of policies around de-escalation, proper use of force and the need to provide assistance. In his testimony, Aradando described the training programs of the department and the core value of treating everyone with “respect and respect”. He said that officers needed to be familiar with policies, including de-escalation and the use of force.
Last year, Aradondo fired Chauvin and three other officers Was involved in Floyd’s death, which he called “murder.”
Dr. Bradford Wankhede LangfeldAn emergency medical doctor at Hampin County Medical Center said that he treated Floyd for about 30 minutes on May 25, 2020, as hospital staff unsuccessfully tried to restart his heart. based on what Paramedics reported And on Floyd’s medical condition, Langfeld stated that Floyd’s “greater likelihood” of cardiac arrest was hypoxia, or lack of oxygen. On cross-examination, Lengenfeld stated that hypoxia can be caused by a number of things, including medications such as fentanyl, methamphetamine, or a combination of both.
The doctor’s testimony goes to the prosecution’s argument that Chowin’s knee was a sufficient reason for Floyd’s death. Chowin’s attorney, however, has argued that Floyd died due to drug abuse and other health problems.
Minneapolis Police Inspector Katie Blackwell, Who most recently served as commander of the department’s training division, said officers were trained in their medical unit about the dangers of positional asphyxia and the need to sit on their side to get or recover. is done. Officers are also taught to provide medical assistance to suspects.
Looking at a picture of Chauvin on Floyd’s neck, Blackwell testified that it was not in line with the department’s training. They train using one-arm or two-arm neck restraint. “I don’t know what kind of immediate situation,” she said. “This is not what we train for.”