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Derek Chauvin trial live: EMT says Minneapolis police policy directs officers to call ambulance, render medical aid in 'critical' situations

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MINNEAPOLIS — The EMT who leads the Minneapolis Police Department’s emergency medical response training told jurors in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin that officers are trained to call for an ambulance and provide medical aid if a situation is “critical.”

“If you don’t have a pulse on a person, you immediately start CPR,” officer Nicole Mackenzie said Tuesday. “If it’s a critical situation, you have to do both” CPR and call for an ambulance.

Officers who responded to George Floyd did not render medical aid until paramedics arrived and instructed an officer to check for a pulse.

The testimony comes a day after Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo told jurors that Chauvin’s restraint of George Floyd “absolutely” violated department policy. He said that the restraint should have stopped “once Mr. Floyd stopped resisting” and “once he was in distress and verbalized it.”



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