There is possibility that a Police Chief in Minneapolis, Medaria Arradondo will testify on Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin on brutality unleashed on George Fl0yd, which eventually led to his untimely death.
Arradondo, who in 2017 became the first Black person to lead the city’s police force, fired Chauvin and three other officers who were involved the day after the incident said last year in a statement on the video footage of Chauvin, who is white, kneeling on the neck of Floyd, a 46-year-old handcuffed Black man, for more than nine minutes, saying “this was a murder, not lack of training.”
Floyd’s death instigated global protests against police brutality.
One of the prosecutors, Jerry Blackwell, told the jury in his opening statement last Monday that Arradondo “is very clear; he’ll be very decisive that this was excessive force.”
Floyd was killed on May 25,2022 during an arrest after a store clerk alleged he had passed a counterfeit $20 bill in Minneapolis. Derek Chauvin, one of four police officers who arrived on the scene, knelt on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds.