On Tuesday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death, a use-of-force expert said Chauvin was justified in restraining Floyd. Witness for the defense Barry Brodd said a "perfectly compliant" suspect would have been "resting comfortably" on the pavement during an arrest.
- What part of this is not compliant?
BARRY BRODD: So I see his arm position in the picture that's posted.
BARRY BRODD: You know, a compliant person would have both their hands in a small of their back and just be resting comfortably versus, like, he's still moving around.
- Did you say resting comfortably?
BARRY BRODD: Or laying comfortably.
- Resting comfortably on the pavement?
BARRY BRODD: Yes.
- At this point in time when he's attempting to breathe by shoving his shoulder into the pavement.
BARRY BRODD: I was describing what the signs of a perfectly compliant person would be.
- So attempting to breathe while restrained is being slightly non-compliant.
BARRY BRODD: No, no.