This operation moves the world: a white cop kneeling on the neck of the black George Floyd. Now an expert testified – and defended the action of the official.
In the process of the violent death of an African American George Floyd One expert described the use of force by accused police officer Derek Chauvin as “justified”. Retired police trainer Barry Broad, who has been summoned by the defense to Minneapolis court as a key witness and expert, said, in his view, that the 45-year-old acted with “objective reasonableness” and “in accordance with current law enforcement standards.”
When asked if “lethal force” had been used against Floyd, Brod, who has worked in law enforcement for 30 years, replied in the negative. White police officer Chauvin held arrested Floyd’s knee on his neck for minutes during the deployment in May 2020. Prosecutors blame Floyd’s death on the lack of oxygen as a result of this restraint.
Barry Broad: He’s a witness to the main defense. (Source: ZUMA Wire / imago Pictures)
Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, argues that the African American died from a drug overdose or heart disease. “Evidence will show that Mr. Floyd died of an irregular heartbeat caused by high blood pressure, heart disease, methamphetamine, fentanyl and adrenaline in his body, all of which put an already weak heart at risk,” said Nelson.
The accused faces 40 years in prison
On the other hand, plaintiffs believe that the amount of fentanyl and methamphetamine that Floyd took before his death was not fatal. Chauvin is being tried in Minnesota, USA, for premeditated murder and manslaughter. The 45-year-old faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge of “second degree premeditated murder.” Hundreds of people have been demonstrating for days in Minneapolis to protest the trial and demand the consequences of the killing of George Floyd.
Chauvin’s trial began in March. The white cop put Floyd’s knee to his neck for nine and a half minutes on May 25, 2020, despite repeated complaints from African Americans that he was unable to breathe. Floyd’s death, captured in a mobile phone video, caused outrage around the world and sparked a spark United States of America Unprecedented protests against Racism And police violence.