Minneapolis police chief testifies that body cam footage seems to show Derek Chauvin’s knee on George Floyd’s back, not neck

by Jenny Mount · Apr 7th, 2021 1:21 pm

Last Updated Apr 12th, 2021 at 9:30 am

During the murder trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo commented on the companion body cam video of Chauvin's detention of George Floyd last May.

In exhibit 1020, lawyers presented side-by-side footage of both the widely viewed Facebook video of the arrest and the body cam of former Officer Alex Kueng. Arradondo said that it appeared from the secondary footage that, in fact, Chauvin's knee was placed on Floyd's shoulder blade and not his neck.

🔦 For the last year it has been widely assumed and circulated that Chauvin's knee was placed on Floyd's neck for nearly 8 minutes. Therefore, this recent testimony from the chief of police is regarded as a key moment in the trial.


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