WATCH LIVE – Derek Chauvin trial: BCA Special Agent James Reyerson testifies on use of force

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) Special Agent James Reyerson resumes his testimony after a midday break. Reyerson is the agency's use-of-force specialist, and was called to the scene of George Floyd's death as the BCA's case agent.  

LAPD Sgt. Jody Stiger returned to the stand Wednesday, one day after telling jurors that after watching body cam video of the arrest of George Floyd, he thought Chauvin's use of force was "excessive. 

On Wednesday he told the court that the restraint of Floyd, which he timed at 9 minutes and 29 seconds, constitutes "deadly force."

But during cross examination Chauvin's attorney Eric Nelson asked Stiger if different police departments may rule differently on what use of force is appropriate.

Stiger responded that all departments he knows of judge use of force based on Graham vs. Connor, which he used to analyze Chauvin's actions. He did agree with Nelson that "reasonable minds can differ."

Chauvin faces three charges, second-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter and third-degree murder in the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in May 2020.

WARNING: Some of the images depicted in the video and testimony are graphic.

Have questions about the trial for KARE 11 reporter Lou Raguse? Ask them at @LouRaguse on Twitter, or  Text TRIAL to 763-797-7215. 

Here are the latest case updates for former Minneapolis police officers Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao and Thomas Lane, charged in the death of George Floyd:

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