Former Minneapolis official: Prosecution testimony has ‘to be persuasive’ to jurors

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with former Minneapolis Police Department official Greg Hestness about police use of force training and the Derek Chauvin trial testimony.
3:46 | 04/07/21

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Transcript for Former Minneapolis official: Prosecution testimony has ‘to be persuasive’ to jurors
Now we bring in Greg tesnus you spent nearly three decades with the Minneapolis police department in various roles including deputy police chief thank you so much for joining us chief. That we've now heard from numerous members of your former department testified into air show in did not follow authorize police practices police inspector Katie Blackwell for example called children's. Kneeling position quote improvised. But to us about police training vs real world responses to did you see officers go rogue sometimes and and does the defense have a point in a suspect and sometimes become more dangerous. You know since Kennedy realistic and in the net sure you know through Sony sure what is she may have to improvise something. Because someone inside there. What was your reaction when you first saw the video. I ask you first saw the the video from one side who street donors social and in this exploited. No and I sold me he's always salt from union leaders hostile crowd but then. They saw a video from notice Anthony had three people helping him enough meter yard field there wasn't much hostile Indian crow so. I couldn't explain Reuters movies where. Tressel one. A Minneapolis police lieutenant testified today that officers are trained in the concept of proportionality. That is to use the lowest level of force possible to control suspect and two. Two is that emphasized when you are on the police force in an how do you think that show been should or could have handled this encounter with George Floyd. Well I think about time you purchased it doesn't look for replacing crisis intervention training NDR solution and that's your thing. But according trading record shop and also. Yes I was nation. And in service and as follows before your criticism mention printing. Site and seeing museum. That lieutenant also said that a neck restraint was authorized at the time under certain circumstances. Is that a technique that you never used. And can you give us an example when a neck restraint might have been appropriate if ever. Well. And every. I don't think there exact use insurance company Indians and his carotid. You know at all much less free lectures time and was ever taught her ouster as. We just teach something called Lola Harold won't tell us Hillary started. Were sure behind somebody you can to close austere. Corral it and solely. Stopped resisting. Women can be useful if your all the way yourself sitting and your financial your ways or somebody I was much bigger than you know no hell. You'll meet nations isu needed to let us see who it. Do you anticipate the defense having strong arguments once they're turned to present their case and call witnesses and has any out eyes at this point. You don't think there are. A number of officers who are you saying. Don't let this get a Palestinian court and let. Don't let future trial but I heard anybody actually seeing you think he's great. Are you one of those officers is feeling let him have his day in court do you think at all do you ever put your mind in boy if I were a juror I would be. On the fence at this point or or what is your sign. Point oh. It's the evidence so as far as lenders whose waste into me an instant. Sitting in the courtroom and seeing the witness he is it was humans have changed insidious it's either this listened to them. Chief thank you so much for your time and insight I really appreciate it it might put Americans New York.

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