Chauvin used deliberate and excessive pain technique on George Floyd, police expert says

Jody Stiger, a police specialist on the use of force, tells trial ‘pain compliance’ technique was used for much longer than necessary

An expert police witness has told the Derek Chauvin murder trial in Minneapolis that the accused former officer used a technique designed to deliberately inflict pain and subjected George Floyd to it for an extended period.

Sgt Jody Stiger, a Los Angeles police specialist on the use of force, said on Wednesday that video shows Chauvin applying a “pain compliance” procedure by pulling the 46-year-old Black man’s wrist into the handcuffs, which can be heard clicking tighter.

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