07 Apr Chauvin Should Have Let Floyd Up Sooner- Minneapolis Police Chief: Derek Chauvin Trial
Derek Chauvin Trial is set to resume on Tuesday at 08:30 AM. According to the reports, several legal issues will be discussed in today’s trial.
Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, is charged with the second and third degree murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death. On what is the 7th day of the trial, Morries Lester Hall, a key witness who was with Mr. Floyd at the time of his death, will appear from the Hennepin County jail.
On Monday, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, who is the first black chief, took a stand for Mr. Floyd. He said that he fired 45-year old Chauvin and the other three officers associated with this tragedy the day after Goerge died. In response to an inquiry from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, he also said that Gorge’s death was a murder.
According to the reports, Arradondo testified against Chauvin and said that he should have let Floyd up sooner. He also said that Chauvin violated the department’s neck-restraint policy as the pressure on the victim’s neck was not light to moderate. He further added that he took advantage of his privileges and failed to provide first-aid to the injured when the paramedics arrived.
According to his testimony, “The officers are required to de-escalate the situation if it goes out of hands. However, what Mr. Chauvin did was rather an excessive use of force that finally led to George’s death.
The emergency room doctor who tried to resuscitate and later announced Floyd dead testified that his heart stopped because of the lack of oxygen.
Prosecutors argued that a white police officer Derek Chauvin killed a black man George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for 9 minutes 29 seconds, while the latter remained handcuffed and laid down to the ground.
The defense, on the other hand, said that Mr. Floyd was a drug addict and was under the influence of drugs prior to his death. They also added that Chauvin did what he had to and what led to Floyd’s death was the victim’s health conditions and adrenaline.
SOURCE- FOX NEWS