Why it matters: The city’s top cop will tell jurors that Chauvin’s “conduct was not consistent” with MPD training and policies, per special prosecutor Jerry Blackwell’s opening statement.
“He will not mince any words. He’s very clear. He will be very decisive, that this was excessive force.”
Flashback: Arradondo, who fired all four officers involved in George Floyd’s killing last summer, previously characterized Chauvin’s actions as “murder.”
“Mr. George Floyd’s tragic death was not due to a lack of training — the training was there. This was murder — it wasn’t a lack of training.”