Cop Who Watched George Floyd Die Says He Was Trained to Use Knee on Suspects

Posted on AllSides February 15th, 2022
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When the first of the ex-cops who watched George Floyd die took the stand in court Tuesday, he testified that he and his fellow officers were trained to put their knees on suspect’s backs—and even possibly their necks. His defense attorney showed photos from police training depicting the controversial maneuver.

"Is this something that was typically taught at the academy when you were there?” former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao was asked by his attorney, Robert Paule, referring to the maneuver, according to FOX 9 reporter Rob Olson.

“Yes," Thao...

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