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Chauvin "absolutely" violated the department's neck restraint policy, police chief says

April 5, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said former officer Derek Chauvin "absolutely" violated the department's neck restraint policy.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said former officer Derek Chauvin "absolutely" violated the department's neck restraint policy.

Police Chief Medaria Arradondo testified that he watched multiple videos on the same day that the George Floyd incident occurred.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo described today in court how he found out about the May 25, 2020 incident involving George Floyd and four of his officers.

Arradondo said he was at home around 9 p. m. local time when he received a call from a deputy chief that Minneapolis officers "had responded to 38th and Chicago.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo noted that the department's use of force policy is dependent on "the subject's conduct, not someone else's" when questioned by a prosecuting attorney.

Arradondo confirmed that Minneapolis Police officers are trained in use of force policies in preservice, the academy and post service.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo is being questioned by the prosecuting attorney about his agency's policies with regards to use of force.

"Of all the things that we do as peace officers for the Minneapolis Police Department, and I mention the thousands of calls that our men and women respond to — it's my firm belief that the one singular incident we will be judged forever on will be our use of force," the chief said.

Asked by prosecutor Steve Schleicher if the police department has a policy regarding any duty that an officer would have to apply that training to a real life situation, Arradondo said that officers "absolutely have a duty" to provide aid.

Before the break, Arradondo testified about the importance of training, de-escalation and respect as prosecutors sought to show Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin did not follow department policy.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo has been testifying in Derek Chauvin's criminal trial about the importance of training, de-escalation and respect as prosecutors sought to show Chauvin did not follow department policy.

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