Chauvin trial: Officer gives rare testimony against fellow officer – BBC News

pulling him down to the ground face down and putting your knee on the neck for that amount of that amount of time it's just uncalled for i just want to point out how unusual it is for police officers to be testifying against each other usually the officers band together and there's kind of you know blue wall of silence that has really been a different situation here have you ever in all the years you've been working for the minneapolis police department been trained to kneel on the neck of someone who is handcuffed behind their back in a prone position no i haven't is that if that were done would that be considered force absolutely what level of force might that be that would be the top tier the deadly force why because of the fact that if if your knee is on a person's neck that can kill him please describe the scene as you recall it when you arrived when i arrived uh the only people that were there were officers king and lane it seemed there wasn't very many other people around when i arrived there when i arrived there i was met by officer king first first thing i did was i told him hey if your body worn camera is not on turn it on now he did um officer lane came out of the car several seconds afterwards told the same thing to him and he activated his body-worn camera you

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