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<p>The harrowing footage of Floyd’s May 25, 2020 arrest touched off protests against racial injustice and police brutality in the United States and around the world.</p><p>Stiger said that Chauvin’s actions were “deadly force” because Floyd “was in the prone position.”</p><p>”And the pressure… being caused by (Chauvin’s) body weight could cause positional asphyxia, which could cause death,” Stiger said, after being shown images of Chauvin’s actions.</p><p>Asked how much force was reasonable after Floyd was prone, handcuffed and not resisting, Stiger, a Los Angeles police officer, said “my opinion was no force should have been used once he was in that position.”</p><p>”An officer is only allowed to use a level of force that is proportional to the seriousness of the crime, or the level of resistance,” he said.</p><p>Prosecutors are seeking to prove that Floyd’s death was due to asphyxiation, while Chauvin’s defense claims it was due to illegal drugs in Floyd’s system.</p><p>- ‘Stay away from the neck’ -</p><p>On Tuesday, Johnny Mercil, the Minneapolis police’s use-of-force coordinator, said Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck was not an authorized restraint.</p><p>”We tell officers to stay away from the neck when possible. And if you’re going to use body weight, to pin it on their shoulder,” Mercil said.</p><p>Chauvin, 45, who was sacked from the police force after the incident, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and manslaughter.</p><p>Floyd was arrested on suspicion of passing a counterfeit $20 bill in a nearby store.</p><p>A paramedic testified last week that Floyd, 46, was already dead when he arrived on the scene in an ambulance and that Chauvin was still kneeling on his neck.</p><p>Chauvin, who has been in court every day taking meticulous notes and consulting with his attorney, faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge — second-degree murder.</p><p>The other three former police officers involved in the arrest — Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng — are to be tried separately later this year.</p><p>© 2021 AFP</p>



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