Apr 07, 2021 16:47 UTC

A Minneapolis police trainer who instructed Derek Chauvin in the use of force told the former officer’s murder trial on Tuesday (6 Apr 2021) that placing a knee on a suspect’s neck when they are already subdued “is not authorised”. Lt Johnny Mercil told the court that at the time George Floyd was arrested last May, police department policy still permitted the use of neck restraints using an arm or side of a leg when a suspect was being “assaultive”.