Defense Begins Their Case

Defense Begins Their Case

An expert on police use-of-force says former police officer Derek Chauvin was justified when he knelt on George Floyd’s neck.  Former police officer Barry Brodd testified for the defense today. 

He said Chauvin was following his police training during the arrest and was acting with objective reasonableness.  Floyd had drugs in his system and Brodd said suspects on drugs sometimes “don’t feel pain” and can have “superhuman strength.”  The prosecution rested its case earlier today and had previously called their own use-of-force experts who all said Chauvin’s actions led to Floyd’s death.

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