Police official: Chauvin trained to avoid neck pressure

Medaria Arradondo
Posted at 11:44 PM, Apr 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-06 19:40:07-04

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jurors at the murder trial of ex-Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin have been told that he received extensive training in how to defuse tense situations and how to properly restrain suspects. A use-of-force trainer testified Tuesday that officers aren’t trained to use their legs or knees on somebody’s neck, and are told to avoid neck pressure when possible. And a sergeant in charge of crisis-intervention training also testified that officers are taught to make critical decisions in dealing with people in crisis, including those suffering mental problems or the effects of drug use, and then defuse the situation.