UPDATED 8:02 AM PT – Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo claimed former officer Derek Chauvin violated several of the department’s ethics policies. During day six of Chauvin’s murder trial Monday, the chief claimed the former officer did not follow proper de-escalation and use of force codes.
Arradondo added, Chauvin’s actions to try to get George Floyd under control were reasonable at the beginning of the altercation. He said once Floyd stopped resisting, however, Chauvin should have backed off.
“To continue to apply that level of force to a person proned out, handcuffed behind their back, that in no way, shape or form is anything that is by policy,” stated the police chief. “Is not part of our training and it is certainly not part of our ethics or our values.”
MN V. CHAUVIN: “That action is not de-escalation.”
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However, the emergency room doctor who treated Floyd said his death could have come from several factors. The doctor pointed to the drugs in Floyd’s system as well as the delay in CPR efforts, which both could have contributed to his death.