Derek Chauvin murder trial: kneeling on George Floyd’s neck ‘totally unnecessary’, says senior policeman

Apr 2, 2021 | INVESTING

Kneeling on George Floyd’s neck while he was handcuffed and lying on his stomach was top-tier, deadly force and “totally unnecessary”, the head of the Minneapolis Police Department’s homicide division testified Friday.“If your knee is on a person’s neck, that can kill him,” said Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman, adding that when a person is handcuffed behind their back, “your muscles are pulling back … and if you’re laying on your chest, that’s constricting your breathing even more”.Zimmerman, who…

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