Derek Chauvin trial continues Monday

LIVE UPDATES: Derek Chauvin trial continues Monday

LIVE UPDATES: Derek Chauvin trial continues Monday

Footage of Mr Chauvin, who is white, kneeling on African-American Mr Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes a year ago sparked global protests against racism. Two use-of-force experts are also expected to testify against Chauvin's actions on Monday.Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo was the first of these officials to testify on Monday, walking jurors through the various trainings required by his department‚ including de-escalation techniques."The goal is to resolve the situation as safely as possible".

Philip Stinson, a criminal justice professor at Bowling Green State University, who tracks police prosecutions, said Arradondo may find himself facing an aggressive cross-examination by Chauvin's lead lawyer, Eric Nelson. Last June, he called it "murder". The doctor said that hypoxia, or low oxygen, was the most likely cause of Floyd's cardiac arrest based on the information he had at the time of his death.

Prosecutors say Chauvin's knee killed Floyd. Parties to the case said in court on Monday that Arrodondo would testify later in the day.

Speaking softly and soberly he recalled, 'In the absence of any apparent reversable cause, [I felt that] the likelihood of any meaningful outcome was far below 1 percent and we would not be able to resuscitate Mr Floyd, so I then pronounced him dead'.

Jurors heard from more than a dozen witnesses in the opening days of the trial last week, many of whom broke down in tears when describing the events of May 25, 2020 - the day George Floyd died in police custody.

"If I would have just not taken the bill, this could have all been avoided", Martin said. Parents said that it was "unfathomable", that the students would be asked to do an assignment that would use one of the country's high-profile cases.

Across a pacey week the jury heard from eye-witnesses, among them the MMA fighter who called Chauvin out for using a lethal "blood choke, ' the off-duty fire fighter, bitter and angry that she had not been allowed to intervene and 61-year-old Charles McMillian who had tried to talk Floyd into the squad auto, to 'make it go easy" for him.

UPDATE: 10:30 a.m. ET: Prosecutors called the emergency room physician who was at the hospital when George Floyd arrived. "Chauvin knew what he was doing".

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They heard from the nine-year-old, "sad and mad" by what she had seen May 25, 2020 when she went to Cup Foods to buy snacks and candy with her cousin, Darnella Frazier, the 17-year-old bystander who lifted up her cell phone and recorded the video that went viral. On the stand, Mr Arradondo remained calm, speaking slowly and in a matter-of-fact manner, occasionally directing his testimony to the jury.

It is rare for police chiefs to testify against their former officers and his testimony will be closely watched.

What did the police chief say?

Floyd's treatment by police was captured on widely seen bystander video that sparked protests that rocked Minneapolis and quickly spread to other USA cities and beyond and descended into violence in some cases.

'He will not mince any words. "He's very clear, he'll be very decisive that this was excessive force".

Video of the death plus officers' body-camera video and previously unseen bystander footage, was a heavy component of the first week of the trial, reawakening traumatic memories for viewers of the livestreamed trial. Prosecutors stated that when Floyd was loaded into the ambulance, he had no pulse.The Hennepin County Medical Examiner concluded Floyd died of cardiac arrest from the restraint and neck compression, also noting that Floyd had heart disease and fentanyl in his system. "So you want to always have de-escalation layered into those actions of using force", Arradondo, who was responsible for firing Chauvin a year ago, said. On Friday, the longest-serving officer in the Minneapolis Police Department, Lt. Richard Zimmerman, testified that officers have never been trained to kneel on a person's neck while they are handcuffed.

Prosecutors have already called supervisory officers to build the case that Chauvin improperly restrained Floyd.

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