Three law enforcement officials accused of serving to Derek Chauvin received't stand on trial till 2022
Cahill, in a ruling on Chauvin, found that Lane, Kueng and Thao, while knowingly "had the intent and knowledge to determine that they were" offenders ", were" actively "involved in the encounter.
Genevieve Hansen, an off duty firefighter who lived in the Cup Foods area, testified during Chauvin's trial that you prevented her from helping even after she explained her job to him. His response was, "If you are truly a Minnesota firefighter, you know better than to get involved."
The firefighter said if officers let her help, she would have requested additional help and sent someone to a gas station to find an automated external defibrillator. She said she checked Floyd's airway for blockages and checked his pulse. She said if she couldn't find a pulse she would have chest compressions done until help arrived. When prosecutors asked Hansen if she was frustrated, she started crying. "Yes," she replied, reaching for a tissue.
At another point in the process, David Fowler, a forensic pathologist called in by Chauvin's defense as an expert witness, testified that even if Chauvin and other officers weren't on Floyd's neck, their weight on a person's stomach or torso would be too Compression could cause, or positional asphyxia, a lack of oxygen flow to the brain – which experts found killed Floyd. "If it exceeds the 225 pound limit found in multiple studies, your argument is correct," replied Fowler when asked by the prosecutor.
In short, Chauvin's trial is doing his accused colleagues a disservice. All three officers pleaded guilty to assisting and facilitating second degree murder and second degree manslaughter. Prosecutors are trying to add third-degree murder to their charges. according to CNN.
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