One of the reasons cops are very rarely convicted is this issue. The jury will hear all kinds of “bad guy” evidence about Floyd, but nothing about Chauvin’s part complaints etc.
Very true. This is one thing I don’t like about the judicial process. A jury needs access to any actions performed based upon the behaviour being questioned. There is one loophole, but his attorney would be an idiot if he let this out. The information would be admissible if brought into light by the defence first.
On a positive note, for the prosecution, that Lieutenant at the end absolutely shredded the Defence strategy that the crowd was out of control, as well as flat out stating that Chauvin’s use of force was unwarranted.
IMHO, the battle in this case will come down to duelling arguments over causation of death. Battle of the expert witnesses. Defence will try and say drugs played a part, while the official cause of death was listed as homicide.
I’d rather have a beer bottle in front of me than a pre-frontal lobotomy.
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