by Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton
Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his appeal of the case with no explanation.
The former police officer who kept his knee on the throat of George Floyd as he lay dying has finally spoken about the killing in a documentary that was just released. In it, he says that he feels “the whole trial, including sentencing, was a sham.”
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin essentially blamed the paramedics for the killing, according to NBC Montana. He made the statements in a documentary titled “The Fall of Minneapolis.” He says Floyd died because there was a delayed response from EMS after they were summoned to the scene.
He uses that excuse to justify keeping his knee on Floyd’s neck. He expressed that the “move” he used was called a “maximal restraint technique that is typically used when a suspect is resisting arrest,” he says. He believes it was not introduced into the trial, which would have exonerated him.
“At the end of the day, the whole trial, including sentencing, was a sham,” Chauvin said.
Chauvin’s attorneys filed a motion to overturn the federal conviction he pled guilty to, according to The StarTribuneF. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected it with no explanation. In the filing, attorneys stated that the former police officer would not have pleaded guilty in the federal case if his former attorney, Eric Nelson, had told Chauvin that a pathologist would have testified that Chauvin wasn’t the reason Floyd died. There was no mention of paramedics in the filing.
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Source: Black Enterprise