April 5th, local time, Minneapolis Police Commissioner Medaria Arradondo said that in May last May, an African-American man George Floyd died of police misconduct, the police officer involved Chauvin violated the regulations of the police station. He The behavior and use of force are completely improper.
According to CNN on April 5, Aridondo testified at Xiao Wan’s trial: “Once Mr. Freud stopped resisting behavior, and he was in a desperate situation and tried to express it in words, then this behavior should stop.”
“In the first few seconds, it makes sense for [Chauvin] to try to control him [Floyd].” Aridondo said, “But once there is no resistance, and it is obvious that Mr. Freud can no longer respond or even move, it is not in any way or form to continue to use the (large) force (constraint) against an individual whose hands are handcuffed behind him and stiff limbs. Actions that comply with the regulations. It is not part of our training, and certainly not our morals or values.”
Aridondo pointed out that Chauvin “kneeled down to lock his throat” Freud for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, which violated the police regulations on gradual reduction (force restraint) levels, objective and reasonable use of force and the provision of necessary assistance.
Although the Minneapolis Police Department stipulated that officers were allowed to use certain neck restraint measures, Aridondo stressed that Chauvin’s movements were inappropriate. Looking at Xiao Wan’s photo of “kneeling down and locking his throat”, he said, “According to regulations, the intensity of consciously restricting the neck needs to be maintained at mild and moderate levels. When I looked at Mr. Freud’s expression in the photo, I found that he was obviously under undue pressure.”
According to CNN, Chauvin’s first week of the trial mainly focused on a detailed analysis of what happened on the day of Freud’s death. On this basis, the prosecution wants to prove that Chauvin’s behavior on that day should be regarded as murder and manslaughter. Shawan refused to plead guilty to the charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and third-degree manslaughter.
According to earlier reports, on March 23, the jury selection session of Xiao Wan’s trial ended. After 12 days of questioning, the defense lawyer, prosecutor and judge in the case finalized a jury of 12 jurors and 3 alternates.
May 25, 2020 George Floyd died of suffocation after then-cop Chauvin’s kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes.