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MINNEAPOLIS — The EMT who leads the Minneapolis Police Department’s emergency medical response training told jurors in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin that officers are trained to call for an ambulance and provide medical aid if a situation is “critical.”

“If you don’t have a pulse on a person, you immediately start CPR,” officer Nicole Mackenzie said Tuesday. “If it’s a critical situation, you have to do both” CPR and call for an ambulance.

Officers who responded to George Floyd did not render medical aid, and Chauvin continued to keep his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than two minutes after officers realized Floyd did not have a pulse, according to court records.

Earlier, Minneapolis police Lt. Johnny Mercil, a use-of-force expert, was presented with an image of Chauvin with his knee on Floyd’s neck and told jurors the move was not a department-trained neck restraint.





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