On Wednesday, Special Agent James Reyerson testified that Chauvin kept his weight on George Floyd’s neck for minutes after Floyd was no longer talking or moving.
The officer who trained Chauvin said that his neck restraint on George Floyd was not department protocol.
Jody Stiger, an LAPD use of force consultant, said “my opinion was that the force was excessive,” when asked about Derek Chauvin’s use of force against George Floyd.
Chief Medaria Arradondo testified that the former Minneapolis police officer did not follow police department policies on de-escalation and “the sanctity of life,” adding that police have an “obligation to provide” care.
Floyd, a Black man, died in police custody on May 25, 2020, after Chauvin pinned his knee against Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes.
Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.