KarmaPolice

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I think this is the issue you raise discussed in the WaPo and its made unclear by his attorney

“Though Minneapolis police officials have repeatedly said Chauvin was using a restraint technique in violation of department rules, Nelson has filed materials with the court that included training manuals with photos demonstrating a knee-on-neck hold similar to the one Chauvin used on Floyd.

“Mr. Chauvin did exactly as he was trained to do,” Nelson wrote in earlier court filings.”

so two competing positions that come down to the words:

1.”Minneapolis police officials have repeatedly said Chauvin was using a restraint technique in violation of department rules”

NOTE: DEPARTMENT

2. “Nelson has filed materials with the court that included training manuals with photos demonstrating a knee-on-neck hold similar to the one Chauvin used on Floyd.

“Mr. Chauvin did exactly as he was trained to do”

BOTH COULD BE TRUE because Chauvin’s “training” may have preceded a Department policy change and the reference to manuals above doesn’t identify where they are from so it could just be “this is accpeted practice in OTHER DEPARTMENTs”

who knows? we will find out though