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Force used against George Floyd was ’totally unnecessary’: Senior cop

Force used against George Floyd was ’totally unnecessary’: Senior cop

Lt. Richard Zimmerman, a 36-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department told jurors that kneeling on the neck of someone who is handcuffed and flat on the ground is ’deadly force’ and was ’totally unnecessary.’ Zimmerman, who is a homicide lieutenant, delivered the damning testimony on the fifth day of ex-officer Derek Chauvin’s trial for the alleged murder of George Floyd.

Tom A
Tom A
Glen 2 weeks

Another effort to sway jury by locals. Everyone deserves a fair trial. At least that's the way it used to be. Media has already found police guilty, before trial ever started. Innocent until proven guilty doesn't exist anymore.

Dave 2 weeks

So I'm guessing in his 36 years he has petitioned the force to stop teaching their officers to use that deadly force technique? Since we have seen that's exactly what they teach them?

Indo 2 weeks

But it was done so. And dont seem to be ending either.

Björn Westman
Björn Westman 2 weeks

A public apologist... “We are distancing us from our former colleague so you can convict him as much as you like “....

James 2 weeks

Easy to second guess everything from the comfort of an armchair; it's an entirely different scenario when you are personally dealing with the heat of the situation at the time.

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