Use-of-force expert Seth Stoughton testified Monday that no "reasonable" officer would have thought what former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin did during the arrest of George Floyd last May was "an appropriate, acceptable, or reasonable use of force." Chauvin, a 45-year-old white man and 19-year police veteran, is facing murder and manslaughter charges in the death of Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed Black man who died while being arrested on suspicion of using a counterfeit $20 bill. Dr. Jonathan Rich, a cardiology expert from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, also testified that Floyd died due to low oxygen levels, saying it was "truly the prone restraint and positional restraints that led to his asphyxiation." Floyd's younger brother, Philonise, shared memories of their childhood and bond as adults.
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