By Townhall. Attorneys for former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin are requesting the dismissal of murder and manslaughter charges against him for the death of George Floyd. They’re using the police training manual as justification.
According to the Minneapolis Police Department training manual, officers are shown how to subdue violent or resisting suspects by placing their knee on the neck.
Analysts and attorneys at Court TV explain. It’s worth a full watch:
“From coast-to-coast everyone, absolutely outraged, especially by that fact, the knee on the neck. Well, guess what folks, take a look at what you’re looking at right here. That is from the police training manual,” attorney and host Vinnie Politan said. “Where this all comes from is from a motion to dismiss. A motion to dismiss that was filed by Derek Chauvin’s attorneys saying that the knee on the neck is part of his training as a Minneapolis police officer. And there we see it in the manual on the left and on the right is what we all have seen in the video of Officer Chauvin. So, is this a game-changer?”
“This one is absolutely shocking. I mean, this is what the whole story is about. This is what outraged millions and millions of people, this is what caused the protests. It was the knee on the neck…and now the defense is saying dismiss the charges because the knee on the neck is right there in the police training manual,” he continued. (Read more from “New ‘Absolutely Shocking’ Evidence Presented in the George Floyd Case” HERE)
Judge Declines to Consider Dismissing Charges Against Chattanooga’s George Floyd Protesters
By Chattanooga Free Times Press. A Hamilton County General Sessions judge during a scheduling hearing Tuesday declined to entertain the prospect of dismissing charges against a group of local George Floyd protesters before he’s had a chance to hear the evidence against them.
Members of the small group of protesters, led by Marie Mott and Cameron “C-Grimey” Williams, face multiple charges stemming from two separate July incidents: the burning of a Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office flag and the blocking of an emergency vehicle.
On Tuesday afternoon, Judge Gary Starnes ordered the preliminary hearing to be moved to Oct. 8 so that all of the cases could be handled on one day. (Read more from “Judge Declines to Consider Dismissing Charges Against Chattanooga’s George Floyd Protesters” HERE)