Stiger said police should stop the force while Floyd stopped resisting.
Stiger, an outside expert brought in by the prosecution, told a jury that police involved in George Floyd’s detention should stop any use of force at the point where he was posed and stopped against.
“You shouldn’t use force when he’s in that position. Steiger told a jury under direct review.
It is a duplicate of what other members of the Minneapolis Police Department have told jurors. But the fact that outside experts now speak makes this argument weigh.
Steiger said at that point Floyd was indifferent to officials, including Chauvin.He wasn’t trying to dodge. He’s not trying to resist ”
He said officials should consider the serious risks of AOral asphyxia
Stiger has completed his direct investigation and is about to be investigated by Chauvin’s defense attorney, Eric Nelson.
We are coming back and Sgt on the rise Returned to give his testimony again
From the start, prosecutors had asked Stiger to specify a period of time he understood Chauvin had placed Floyd in the knee to the neck pillow.
He repeated an important timeframe which was already mentioned several times in this experiment: Nine minutes 29 secondsIt was all the time that Chauvin used what prosecutors described as a deadly and groundless coercion against unarmed George Floyd.
Stiger was asked by prosecutors whether the use of force should always be reasonable.
“Yes.” He replied.
Stiger is now asked to review a number of slides showing the intervals between the arrests. He pointed out that the slide showed Chauvin’s knees on Floyd’s neck and applied pain to Floyd’s hands and arms as he lay on his stomach and handcuffed.
We expect the hearing to resume within the next 10 minutes.
Before things get started, I thought I’d share the profile interview I wrote last month with Minneapolis City Council Vice President. Andrea Jenkins.
Jenkins was one of the most powerful voices from the community following the death of George Floyd, and I spoke to her periodically about how the city is preparing for this important trial.
She told me about the zoom:
“it [the murder trial] Is about to hurt We want the situation to be as peaceful as possible and have the resources to help people if there is a challenge. ”
She also spoke of regular contact with family members of George Floyd.
“They were more concerned with justice,” she told me. “They wanted to see justice, and they wanted to make sure George Floyd’s name was honored for his role in social justice.”
Jenkins It was also America’s first black transgender woman to be elected to public office. And she shares more details about her childhood and her employment.
You can read the full interview here:
Day eight of the Derek Chauvin murder trial
Good morning and welcome to The Guardian’s ongoing live reporting and analysis of Derek Chauvin’s murder trial.
Chauvin, a former Minneapolis Police Department official who is white, faces three criminal charges related to the death of 46-year-old black man George Floyd. All over the world to consider racism The most severe is the second-degree murder, which carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.
The ruling marks an unprecedented moment in the history of Minnesota’s criminal justice process as prosecutions are televised due to the coronavirus outbreak.
We have seen numerous witnesses in the prosecution, including senior minneapolis police officers, witnesses and medical professionals.
Yesterday it saw the state calling for the first expert witness. Sgt Jody Stiger28-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. Like others with proficient knowledge of police use of force, Stiger told the court he believed Chauvin’s prolonged use of the knee-knee was too much of a compulsion.
“My opinion is the use of excessive force,” Stiger testified, telling the court that he had investigated the department’s use of police force and the video capturing George Floyd’s arrest.
Sgt Stiger is expected to continue to testify when the court resumes this morning at 9 a.m. CT.
My colleague Chris McGreal The hearing was covered every day of the hearing and filed again after yesterday’s testimony.
We will continue to present the key points of testimony as well as in-depth analysis.