New York’s Civilian Complaint Review Board is weighing a proposal that would give it the power to probe sexual misconduct complaints against police ranging from verbal harassment to rape. Police unions counter that such complaints should be investigated internally by “trained, experienced” officials.
The judge hearing the case stemming from George Floyd’s killing issued a 16-page questionnaire to potential jurors as the court considers whether the four former police officers charged can be tried fairly in Minneapolis.
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who held his knee at George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and is charged with his murder, has asked a judge to block prosecutors from introducing evidence of his allegedly using similar neck and body restraints on other suspects.
The prohibition of chokeholds, “except in situations where the use of deadly force is allowed by law,” is part of the new Standards of Certification to be used by police agencies around the country, under President Trump’s June Executive Order 13929, “Safe Policing for Safe Communities.”
A judge dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd’s neck, A more serious murder charge remains.