- Nov 21, 2009
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You have to explain how the guy is both a raging threat and likely to take a permanent nap in his own. He was so drugged he was unable to breathe on his own, so we had three guys hold him down while handcuffed.Testimony from the Police Chief adding to the prosecution's case that Chauvin did not follow stated police procedure in his arrest of Floyd. A number of the higher-ranking police personnel who have testified have basically agreed that Chauvin was not in line with department guidelines.
The defense has tried to show that officers have leeway to handle cases based on the level of perceived threat, and are trying to show Floyd was a threat because of his size and drug use.
it seems fairly clear that the defense is hitting the drug evidence hard to try and create reasonable doubt. they only need one or two jurors to buy the argument that Floyd's cause of death was due to drug use and pre-existing heart problems - not because of anything Chauvin did during the arrest.
And the defense has the official autopsy to back up their argument.