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Expert: Chauvin did not take actions of 'reasonable officer'

George Floyd Officer Trial
Posted at 5:40 AM, Apr 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-13 05:40:34-04

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors’ case against former Officer Derek Chauvin drew toward a close Monday with tender memories from George Floyd’s younger brother and testimony from a police use-of-force expert who said no “reasonable” officer would have done what Chauvin did. Seth Stoughton is a professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He judged Chauvin’s actions against what a reasonable officer in the same situation would have done, and repeatedly found that Chauvin did not meet that test. He said that includes holding Floyd facedown with a knee across his neck for up to 9 minutes, 29 seconds. Philonise Floyd, George Floyd’s younger brother, tearfully recalled Floyd's life.