Lieutenant: Kneeling on Floyd's neck 'totally unnecessary'

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Friday's Friday's testimony testimony in in the the murder murder trial trial of of Erik Erik Sheldon Sheldon centered centered around around questions questions about about police police use use of of force force the the head head of of the the Minneapolis Minneapolis police police homicide homicide unit unit lieutenant lieutenant Richard Richard Zimmerman Zimmerman in in his his testimony testimony in in the the trial trial of of former former police police officer officer Derek Derek Chauvin Chauvin says says children children should should not not have have been been George George boy boy to to the the ground ground with with his his knee knee on on the the back back of of his his neck neck if if you you need need has has on on a a person's person's neck neck that that can can kill kill Floyd Floyd who who is is black black died died in in custody custody while while he he was was handcuffed handcuffed lying lying face face down down with with Sheldon Sheldon pressing pressing on on his his back back and and neck neck during during an an arrest arrest last last may may the the person person is is handcuffed handcuffed you you know know and and they they the the the the the the the the threat threat level level is is just just not not there there prosecutor prosecutor Matthew Matthew Frank Frank asked asked department department at at the the technique technique was was an an appropriate appropriate use use of of force force only only unnecessary unnecessary idea idea of of the the trial trial was was provided provided by by court court TV TV the the trial trial resumes resumes on on Monday Monday morning morning I'm I'm Jennifer Jennifer king king

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