Police expert: George Floyd was not a threat to officers

Jody Stiger, a Los Angeles Police Department sergeant serving as a prosecution witness, said George Floyd was not a threat to officers.

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STEVE SCHLEICHER: That is whether Mr. Floyd posed an immediate threat to the safety of the officers or others at the time during the restraint period.

JODY STIGER: No, he did not.

STEVE SCHLEICHER: And why not?

JODY STIGER: Because he was in the prone position, he was handcuffed, he was not attempting to resist, and he was not attempting to assault the officers, kick, punch, or anything of that nature.

STEVE SCHLEICHER: So how much force was reasonable for the defendant to use on Mr. Floyd after Mr. Floyd was handcuffed, placed in the prone position, and not resisting?

JODY STIGER: Yes.

STEVE SCHLEICHER: [INAUDIBLE] opinion.

JODY STIGER: My opinion was that no force should have been used once he was in that position.