Witnesses have called it murder. Derek Chauvin, the officer charged with Floyd’s death, calls it reasonable use of force. Now, his defense is arguing that Chauvin did what he was trained to do. In other words, the defense maintains that the police department trained Chauvin
The lawsuit alleged that officers Chavin, Thao, Lane, and Kueng violated Floyd's Fourth Amendment rights. It claimed that the officers used "unjustified, excessive, illegal and deadly force" during the arrest.