Use of force expert justifies George Floyd being pinned down

A use-of-force expert has told a US jury that the former police officer accused of the murder of George Floyd was “justified” in pinning him to the ground.

Barry Brodd told the trial in Minnesota that Derek Chauvin acted with “objective reasonableness”.

Chauvin is on trial after he knelt on Floyd’s neck during his arrest last May.

He has denied the charges. Former police officer Brodd told the court that “the imminent threat” posed by Floyd was a major factor in his detention.