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MN Police Chief Says Kneeling on Floyd's Neck Violated Policy


What Happened:

  • On Monday, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo testified that former police officer Derek Chauvin's tactic of pinning his knee on George Floyd's neck and continuing to do so after he had stopped resisting violated departmental policy.

  • Said Chief Arradondo, continuing to kneel on Floyd's neck once he was handcuffed was “in no way, shape or form” part of department training.

  • Arradondo fired Chauvin and the other officers involved in Floyd's arrest and subsequent death.

  • Today is the sixth day of Chauvin's murder trial. Chauvin, who was captured on video pressing his knee into Floyd's neck for over nine minutes - ultimately resulting in Floyd's death, is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.

  • The other three officers who were involved in the arrest are charged with aiding and abetting and will be tried in August.

  • George Floyd's death in 2020 is one of the many that have led to widespread protests throughout the nation against police brutality and systemic racism.


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