Chauvin use of force on Floyd 'totally unnecessary': senior officer

Minneapolis (AFP) – Police officer Derek Chauvin’s use of force against George Floyd was “totally unnecessary,” the longest-serving officer in the Minneapolis Police Department testified on Friday. Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman, giving evidence for the prosecution on the fifth day of Chauvin’s murder and manslaughter trial, said the sacked 19-year veteran officer had violated department policies on the use of force. Zimmerman told prosecutor Matthew Frank that he had reviewed bystander video and police bodycam footage of Floyd’s May 25, 2020 arrest by Chauvin and three other officers who are al…

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