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Use-of-force expert testifies that Chauvin's force against George Floyd was excessive

April 6, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Jody Stiger, a use-of-force expert, testified today that the force used by former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin on George Floyd was excessive.

Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Jody Stiger, a use-of-force expert, testified today that the force used by former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin on George Floyd was excessive.

The prosecution showed Mackenzie two sets of heartsaver CPR cards issued to former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin from March 2012 through March 2014 and another one from January 2014 through January 2016.

Minneapolis Police Lt. Johnny Mercil, a use-of-force instructor who trained former police officer Derek Chauvin, wrapped his testimony before the break.

During cross-examination, Minneapolis Police Lt. Johnny Mercil, a use-of-force trainer, repeated his earlier answer that former police officer Derek Chauvin's use of his knee on George Floyd's neck was not a proper neck restraint.

Minneapolis Police Lt. Johnny Mercil, a use-of-force instructor, testified that he did not observe former officer Derek Chauvin use a chokehold on George Floyd.

Mercil told defense attorney Eric Nelson that he has trained hundreds of officers on how to use a neck restraint, which he said is defined as "constricting the sides of a person's neck. " 

Minneapolis Police Lt. Johnny Mercil, a use-of-force instructor who trained Derek Chauvin, described in court today the department policy of moving a prone suspect off of their stomach once they are in handcuffs.

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