Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said Monday that ex-cop Derek Chauvin violated department policy and training during his fatal encounter with George Floyd.
Arradondo, testifying at Chauvin’s murder trial in Floyd’s death, also said the former officer should have taken his knee off the victim’s neck “once there was no longer any resistance.”
“Clearly, when Mr. Floyd was no longer responsive, and even motionless, to continue to apply that level of force to a person, prone, handcuffed behind their back, that in no way, shape or form is anything that is by policy, is not part of our training, and it is certainly not part of our ethics,” the chief testified.
“Once Mr. Floyd had stopped resisting and certainly once he was in distress and verbalized that, that should’ve stopped.”
The chief testified that the department provides a myriad of conduct guidelines and training that includes defensive tactics and de-escalation techniques — none of which Chauvin followed the day Floyd