Derek Chauvin's kneeling on George Floyd's neck violated policy, Minneapolis police chief testifies
- Medaria Arradondo said Chauvin violated department policies in his interaction with Floyd.
- Using force on Floyd after he was handcuffed was in "no way, shape, or form" policy, he testified.
- He said Chauvin also violated policy requiring officers to provide medical aid in emergencies.
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo testified Monday that fired officer
While Arradondo said choke holds are authorized in some situations, he told the jury the use of force he saw in a video filmed by a bystander was not objectively reasonable."Once Mr. Floyd had stopped resisting and certainly once he was in distress and trying to verbalize that, that should have stopped," Arradondo said.
"To continue to apply that level of force to a person proned out, handcuffed behind their back, that in no way, shape, or form is anything that is by policy," the police chief said. "It's not part of our training. It's not part of our ethics or our values."Chauvin is charged with murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death. Floyd died in May 2020 after Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than nine minutes, while Floyd begged for his life and eventually became unconscious.
When paramedics arrived at the scene, Floyd didn't have a pulse and police had not begun CPR.Arradondo testified that Chauvin also violated department policy requiring officers to provide medical aid during emergencies.
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