LAPD use-of-force expert in Chauvin trial says he did not perceive onlookers to be a threat

Jody Stiger, a Los Angeles Police Department sergeant serving as a prosecution use-of-force expert, said that he did not perceive the crowd of onlookers as "threatening." Derek Chauvin's legal team has argued that the bystanders who observed Chauvin restrain George Floyd were "angry" and distracted officers from assessing Floyd's condition.