Stiger, an outside expert brought in by the prosecution, told the jury that the police involved in restraining George Floyd should have stopped all use of force by the time he was brought down and ceased to resist.
“No force should have been used once he was in this position,” Steiger told the jury under direct scrutiny.
It’s a repeat of what other members of the Minneapolis Police Department once told the jury, but the fact that it’s now being said by an outside expert gives that argument even more weight.
Steiger says that as Floyd is brought down by officers, including Chauvin “He wasn’t trying to escape. He wasn’t trying to resist.
He says officers should have considered the fatal risk of pbone asphyxia.
Stiger has completed his direct examination and is about to be cross-examined by Eric Nelson, Chauvin’s defense attorney.