April 6th, local time, the “Floyd” trial in the United States entered the seventh day. Four witnesses testified in court that the behavior of Drake Shawan, a former policeman, violated the law enforcement policy and was suspected of using too much force.
Minneapolis Police Force Use Coach Johnny Mercil said Shawan’s kneeling around Freud’s neck did not meet the requirements of neck restraint tactics. He pointed out that although law enforcement officials allow the use of neck restraints against suspects who resist stubbornly, they should avoid knee restraints or be allowed to use such restraints against suspects who are handcuffed and controlled. He said that the use of such restraints against a suspect in handcuffs may cause him to have difficulty breathing. Although Shawn’s behavior can be interpreted as controlling the suspect with weight, his force point should be far from the neck of the other party.
Ker Yang, the Minneapolis Police Department’s coordinator for crisis intervention training, said that when someone is in crisis, the police must recognize the importance of detente, saying that Shawn participated in a 40-hour crisis intervention training course in 2016, in which police officers need to be in the way. To alleviate the situation in crisis to reduce risks.
Nicole Mackenzie, medical response coordinator and CPR instructor at Minneapolis, said that when someone needs medical help, the police must provide first aid and require emergency services. The police officer needs to determine the level of response of the other party. If the other party is slow to respond. The police need to check its respiratory and circulation functions. If the other party does not have a pulse, the police need to resuscitation. She pointed out that the other party can speak does not mean that he can breathe.
Jody Stiger, an expert on the use of force of force in the Los Angeles Police Department, testified that Shawan imposed too much force on Freud.