Lieutenant: Kneeling on Floyd's neck 'totally unnecessary'

George Floyd Officer Trial
Posted at 12:53 PM, Apr 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-03 12:53:32-04

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The head of the Minneapolis Police Department's homicide division has testified that kneeling on the neck of someone who is handcuffed and lying on his stomach is “totally unnecessary” deadly force. Lt. Richard Zimmerman testified Friday at the trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged with killing George Floyd last year. His testimony came a day after a Minneapolis police supervisory sergeant who was on duty the night Floyd died testified that he believes the officers who restrained Floyd could have ended it after Floyd stopped resisting. Chauvin is charged with murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death.