Minneapolis Police Chief Says Derek Chauvin’s Use of Force Violated Policy


Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo took the stand on Monday in what many describe as another “nail in the coffin” of Derek Chauvin’s defense.

“Once Mr. Floyd had stopped resisting — and certainly once he was in distress and trying to verbalize that — that should have stopped,” said Arradondo. After admitting that there’s a “reasonableness” to restrain a suspect, he added, “Once there was no longer any resistance, and clearly when Mr. Floyd was no longer responsive and even motionless, 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, part of our training and is certainly not part of our ethics or values.”

“I saw no reason why the officers felt they were in danger if that’s what they felt and that’s what they would have to feel to use that kind of force,” he continued.

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