Detective says Chauvin knee on neck a ‘totally unnecessary’ use of deadly force

Detective says Chauvin knee on neck a ‘totally unnecessary’ use of deadly force

The Guardian

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Richard Zimmerman gives testimony and tells court ‘if your knee is on someone’s neck – that could kill them’

A Minneapolis homicide detective has described Derek Chauvin’s decision to press his knee into George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes as a totally unnecessary use of “deadly force”.

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