Expert Witness Says Derek Chauvin Used Excessive Force Against George Floyd

HeadlineApr 08, 2021

In Minneapolis, a police use-of-force expert testified Wednesday that former officer Derek Chauvin employed unreasonable and excessive force against George Floyd last May when he used the full weight of his body to press one knee against Floyd’s neck and the other against his back for nine minutes and 29 seconds. Los Angeles Police Sergeant Jody Stiger was called as an expert witness for the prosecution at Chauvin’s murder trial.

Sgt. Jody Stiger: “Mr. Floyd was not resisting. He was in the prone position. He was handcuffed. He was not attempting to evade. He was not attempting to resist. And the pressure that was being caused by the bodyweight could cause positional asphyxia, which could cause death.”

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