Police used inappropriate 'deadly force' on Floyd: expert

Minneapolis (AFP) – The police officer accused of murdering George Floyd used inappropriate “deadly force” when kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes, an expert told a court in Minneapolis on Wednesday. Jody Stiger, a use-of-force specialist testifying for the prosecution, was questioned at the trial of Derek Chauvin, the white officer seen in phone footage kneeling on Floyd, who was Black. The harrowing images of Floyd’s arrest in May 2020 touched off protests against racial injustice and police brutality in the United States and around the world. Stiger, a Los Angeles police office…

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