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Derek Chauvin’s Actions in George Floyd Arrest Violated Department Policy: Police Chief

The actions of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the arrest of George Floyd last year went against department policy, the city’s police chief said Monday. “I absolutely agree that violates our policy,” Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo told a prosecutor in Hennepin County during day five of Chauvin’s trial when asked whether the way Chauvin used his knee to restrain Floyd violated policy. Chauvin also did not follow department rules on de-escalation, Arradondo testified. “That action is not de-escalation. And when we talk about the framework of our sanctity of life, and when we talk about the principles and values that we have, that action goes contrary to what we’re taught,” he told the court. Chauvin is being tried on charges including second-degree murder in the death of Floyd, which took place on May 25, 2020. Officers responded to a convenience store in Minneapolis after receiving a call about …

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