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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:14 PM

Expert: Chauvin never took knee off Floyd's neck area

Source: AP

By AMY FORLITI, STEVE KARNOWSKI and TAMMY WEBBER

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd’s neck area — and was bearing down with most of his weight — the entire 9 1/2 minutes the Black man lay facedown with his hands cuffed behind his back, a use-of-force expert testified Wednesday at Chauvin’s murder trial.

Jody Stiger, a Los Angeles Police Department sergeant serving as a prosecution witness, said that based on his review of video evidence, Chauvin applied pressure to Floyd’s neck or neck area from the time officers began pinning Floyd to the ground until paramedics began to move him to a stretcher.

“That particular force did not change during the entire restraint period?” prosecutor Steve Schleicher asked as he showed the jury a composite of five still images.

“Correct,” replied Stiger, who on Tuesday testified that the force used against Floyd was excessive.



In this image from video, witness Jody Stiger, a Los Angeles Police Department sergeant testifies as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. (Court TV via AP, Pool)


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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 01:49 AM

1. This jury will have no problem voting "guilty" on this machine-head. nt

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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 05:16 AM

2. Well...

... I've been watching the trial. The defense is also making good points, which does not get reported very much. Although the prosecution is having its turn, I'd give the defense a "win" yesterday. The drug use and question about what Mr. Floyd said about drugs was not good for the prosecution. I saw the needle moving away from murder and toward manslaughter, yesterday.

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