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Derek Chauvin trial live: Minneapolis officers detail how police are trained; man who was in car with George Floyd may have to testify

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MINNEAPOLIS — Jurors in the Derek Chauvin trial heard from two Minneapolis police officers on Tuesday who testified about the crisis intervention and use of force training officers receive.

Lt. Johnny Mercil was presented with an image of Chauvin with his knee on Floyd’s neck and told jurors the move was not a department-trained neck restraint.

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.”

Former police officer Derek Chauvin is facing murder and manslaughter charges. Floyd, a Black man, died in police custody on May 25, 2020, after Chauvin, who is white, pinned his knee against Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes.



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