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Chauvin trial: Use-of-force expert calls Chauvin's restraint unwarranted

Minnesota Today

4min

Wednesday began with a prosecution use-of-force expert concluding that Chauvin's restraint of Floyd constituted an unwarranted use of deadly force.  Jody Stiger noted that Floyd's subdued position — handcuffed, prone and pinned face down on the street — created the danger of positional asphyxia even without the pressure of Chauvin's knee on Floyd's neck. Adding the body weight increased the likelihood of death, he added. 

This is an MPR News morning update for Thursday, April 8, 2021. Hosted by Phil Picardi.

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