Derek Chauvin violated the rules of the Minneapolis Police Department, just as the code of ethics during the arrest of George Floyd in May last year was given by the city police chief Medaria Arradondo, as he testified about the case in which the former his colleague.
“It’s not part of our training, and it’s not part of our ethics and our values,” Arradondo said, referring to the way Chauvin, a white police officer, patted Floyd, 46, on the neck. for more than nine minutes.
A video showing the moment of Floyd’s death had sparked global protests against police brutality.
In his three-and-a-half-hour testimony, Arradondo denied allegations by Chauvin, who pleaded not guilty to murder charges, that he had been attending training for 19 years as a police officer. reports TCh.
According to legal experts, who prosecute police officers, it is very unusual for a senior police officer to testify that one of his former colleagues used excessive force.
The police chief’s statement further reinforced a statement he issued last year after dismissing Chauvin and three other officials involved in the arrest, which he described as a murder incident, not a lack of training.
Chauvin’s trial is expected to last another three weeks.
His defense team has not yet presented views on the case.
Chauvin faces decades in prison if found guilty.