Lieutenant Johnny Mersier said: “We will not train neck restraints with in-service officers. As far as I know, we have never done so.”
He said that although a suspect who actively resists can be restrained by the neck, he should not be restrained by his knees, and he cannot authorize a suspect who is under control while wearing handcuffs. Instruct officials to use only force proportional to the threat.
Mersier said: “You want to use the least amount of force to achieve your goals.” “If you can use a lower level of force to achieve your goals, then it will be safer and more secure for everyone involved. Great.”
“Any form or form is by no means a policy requirement. It is not part of our training, and certainly not part of our ethics or values,” Araddo said.
Chauvin, 45, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, third-degree murder and third-degree homicide. Defense attorney Eric Nelson has not yet indicated whether Shavin will testify in his defense.
The trial testimony began last Monday and is expected to last about a month.
Training coordinator emphasizes demotion
The training coordinator of the Minneapolis Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Program testified Tuesday that it is important to recognize that someone is in a crisis and reduce the situation.
The sergeant said: “The policy requires that we should be downgraded if it is safe and feasible.” Ker Yang, who has worked in the department for 24 years.
He said officials have received training in key decision-making models to address people in crisis, calling on them to continuously evaluate and re-evaluate what the situation requires. Yang proved that Shavin participated in a 40-hour crisis intervention training course in 2016, in which actors portrayed people in crisis and officials had to reduce the deterioration of the situation.
During the cross-examination, Yang said that the crisis intervention model could potentially be applied to criminal suspects and nearby observers. He said the training recommended that officers show self-confidence, remain calm, keep space, speak slowly and softly, and avoid staring or eye contact.
Yang’s testimony was made after Arradondo and other officials criticized Chauvin’s actions. Alladodo said Monday that this kind of kneeling violated the policy of demotion, reasonable use of force and assistance.
“This action is not a downgrade. When we talk about the sacred framework of our lives, when we talk about the principles and values we have, the action runs counter to what we are talking about.” Araddo said.
According to Katie Blackwell, a police inspector in charge of the department’s training program, the use of force training in Minneapolis involves the use of one or two arm neck restraints.
“I don’t know what kind of improvisation this is,” she testified for Qiao Wen on her knees. “That’s not something we trained.”
Floyd (Floyd) passenger plan requirements fifth
When the police first faced Floyd in May last year, Morries Hall, who was in a car with Floyd, appeared in court through Zoom on Tuesday before the jury arrived to discuss if To be required to testify in the trial, he intends to defend the fifth person.
Both the prosecution and the defense referred to Hall as a witness. Nelson said that he planned to ask Hall about his dealings with Freud that day, suspected of using forged bills, whether to drug Freud, and his statement to the police about Freud’s behavior in the car.
Hall’s lawyer, Adrienne Cousins, argued that he intends to use the rights of the Fifth Amendment to oppose self-accusation. She asked Judge Peter Cahill to revoke his Subpoena to testify. The cousin said she was worried that Hall’s testimony could be used against him for drugs or third-degree murder charges.
Cousins told Cahill: “This makes it possible for Mr. Hall to be prosecuted for third-degree murder in the future.” He pointed out that the murder law allows prosecution of people who provide drugs for overdose.
Judge Cahill said that he would not raise any questions about potential misconduct, but he said he was willing to accept specific questions about Freud’s behavior in the vehicle that day. He asked Nelson to draft a specific question on this point, which would be forwarded to Hall and his lawyers for discussion at a later hearing.
Hall’s testimony may be the key to the defense, who argued that Freud’s cause of death was a mixture of drug use and pre-existing health problems.
Hall is currently detained on allegations of unrelated domestic abuse, strangled family assault, and violation of a protection order.