Derek Chauvin trial: Minneapolis police chief testifies for prosecution – live

  • Murder trial over George Floyd’s death enters second week
  • Police chief Medaria Arradondo due to testify for prosecution

Chief Arradondo is being questioned by prosecutor Steve Schleicher and tells the court that the motto of the Minneapolis police department is “protect with courage, serve with compassion”.

The top cop sued the department in 2007 back when he was a lieutenant, along with other African American police officers, accusing it of racial discrimination.

Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo has just taken the stand as a witness for the prosecution. He has been chief since 2017 and is the department’s first ever Black chief of police.

Arradondo says he was born in Minneapolis and he lives and was brought up in the “Twin Cities”s, indicating Minneapolis and its adjacent sister city St Paul. The chief says he studied for a criminal justice degree in Michigan and also obtained his masters.

Related: Derek Chauvin trial: police chief to testify against former officer in ‘remarkable move’

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