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EXPLAINER: Chauvin defense suggests prone position not risky

 

April 14, 2021



CHICAGO (AP) — The attorney for the former officer charged with killing George Floyd says several studies suggest police can safely use their bodyweight to hold a handcuffed suspect facedown on the ground — or prone — as Floyd was in the last minutes of his life.

But those findings aren't universally accepted and have been contradicted by a parade of law enforcement and medical experts central to prosecutors' efforts to convict Derek Chauvin of murder and manslaughter.

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