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In this image from video, Lt. Richard Zimmerman, of the Minneapolis Police Department, testifies Friday in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. (Court TV via AP, pool)
In this image from video, Lt. Richard Zimmerman, of the Minneapolis Police Department, testifies Friday in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. (Court TV via AP, pool)

Lieutenant: Kneeling on Floyd’s neck ‘totally unnecessary’

Kneeling on the neck of someone who is handcuffed and in the prone position is “top-tier, deadly” force and should not be used, the head of the Minneapolis Police Department’s homicide division testified Friday at Derek Chauvin’s murder trial.

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