In his much-anticipated testimony, Chief Medaria Arradondo told the jury that Chauvin ‘absolutely’ violated policy while restraining Floyd.
Chief Medaria Arradondo said Chauvin’s use of force on Floyd “in no way, shape or form is anything that is set by policy.”
The use of force should have ended as soon as Floyd stopped resisting, the chief added.
“Once Mr. Floyd had stopped resisting, and certainly once he was in distress and trying to verbalize that, that should have stopped,” Arradondo said.
“Clearly when Mr. Floyd was no longer responsive — and even motionless — to continue to apply that level of force to a person proned out, handcuffed behind their back,” Arradondo said, “that in no way, shape or form is anything that is set by policy, is not part of our training, and is certainly not part of our ethics or values.”
Remember, it was Arradondo who fired Chauvin, a 19-year veteran of the department, after he watched the video with Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck.