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Chokehold on Floyd should have ended much earlier, Chauvin’s supervisor says

Chokehold on Floyd should have ended much earlier, Chauvin’s supervisor says

David Pleoger, a former Minneapolis police sergeant, while testifying in ex-officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial in the George Floyd case, said officers pinning down Floyd should have let him get up after he stopped resisting. Pleoger was Chauvin’s supervisor once in the police. Chauvin, the officer who pressed his knee on Floyd neck for over 9 minutes, faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted.

Hollowhammer 2 weeks

Why couldn't floyd breath before he was put on the ground? There's your reasonable doubt.

Taurus 2 weeks

Here we go! The hold being longer than required is the only legitimate argument the prosecution has. Unsurprisingly, it’s the only argument that gets reported.

Rocky 2 weeks

The prosecution's case is unraveling at breakneck pace and the reporting is on how long the hold was left on for? Selective journalism in this country is getting ridicul0us.

J. S. Dietrich
J. S. Dietrich 2 weeks

Yes, it should've ended sooner. EMS should've been called sooner and George should've been honest about ingesting his drug stash. This entire thing could've been avoided.

is it 2021 yet?
is it 2021 yet? 2 weeks

“Sgt David Pleoger, who arrived at the scene shortly after Floyd was taken away by ambulance, said that Chauvin and other officers holding down the 46-year-old Black man should have stopped using force once Floyd stopped resisting.” “When Mr Floyd was no longer offering up any resistance to the officers they could have ended their restraint,” he said. “Video recording showed that Chauvin kept pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck even after the detained man pleaded that he could not breathe and then stopped moving. Two other officers were also holding Floyd down.” “Pleoger is among a number of officers expected to be called as witnesses for the prosecution including the chief of the Minneapolis police department, Medaria Arradondo, who, in a highly unusual move, will give evidence against his own former officer. Arradondo fired Chauvin shortly after Floyd’s death.” “In the conversation, Chauvin can be heard saying: “We just had to hold a guy down. He was going crazy.” “The supervisor then headed to the scene to determine whether an appropriate level of force has been used. Pleoger said that the first he became aware that Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s neck was when one of the other officers suggested he ask Chauvin about it. Even then, he said, Chauvin did not reveal its full extent.” “Pleoger said all police officers are trained that if a suspect is restrained with handcuffs on the ground, they should be turned on to their side as soon as possible because of the danger of “positional asphyxia”.” “If they are left on chest or stomachs for too long, their breathing can be compromised,” he said. “Floyd was kept in a prone position throughout despite his evident difficulty breathing.” Very damning testimony. Not only Chauvin’s supervisor but the chief of police as well to testify for the prosecution against Chauvin. Couple that with the fact Chauvin was heard in audio claiming that they had to hold Floyd down because he was “going crazy” directly contradicts the video. Things are off to a rough start for this cop.

Jon 2 weeks

The case against Chauvin is devastating. If he is not found guilty it's gonna be a S show.

The Oracle8191
The Oracle8191 2 weeks

Judge Sends Out Jury, Admonishes Witness In George Floyd Case:

Jon 2 weeks

Ruh roh. That debunks the white supremacist cultists idea that he was just doing hat he was trained

Ryan 2 weeks

How about the off duty EMT who was also pleading to assist and saw he was restrained and not getting assistance? Let's not forget that. A white, off duty EMT, said she was refused access to assist by officers, and could see the effect the officer was having on Floyed. Also, if a drug overdose was suspected, why was Narcan not administered, and how could he be a threat when having an overdose.

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