When questioning Minneapolis Chief of Police Medaria Arradondo during the course of ex-Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s trial, defense attorney Eric Nelson showed side-by-side video today that very well could find Chauvin not guilty in the Floyd murder trial.
But before dropping his new evidence bombshell, Nelson asked Arradondo (a real turd, but I’ll elaborate later in the article) if he was familiar with something called “Camera Perspective Bias.”
The chief flatly stated “I am not, counselor.” Maybe he should have been more familiar with something that has undoubtedly caused more than one police officer being sentenced to prison in the past.
The shared-about-a-billion-times Facebook video that appears to show Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck was shown alongside the never-seen-in-public body-cam video of ex-Police Officer Alex Keung, which showed something quite different.
Nelson queried of Arradondo if it appeared that the infamous FB video showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck. Arradondo answered in the affirmative.
Showing the side-by-side video again to the chief of police, Nelson asked if it appeared that the body-cam video showed what appeared to be Chauvin actually kneeling on Floyd’s shoulder blade. Arradondo’s response was a curious, “Umm… (pause) yes.”
According to the autopsy report of the Hennepin County Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Andrew Baker, there was no bruising to the neck nor was there anything remarkable in regards to Floyd’s trachea.
So no one at the DA’s Office or the Minneapolis PD happened to notice Keung’s video evidence? Seriously… not one person? Personally, I smell witch hunt.
Speaking of the Minneapolis PD, during the course of Chief Arradondo nearly 32-years with the MPD, he hasn’t been a beat cop since 1997. The vast majority of his time since ’97 has either been in administrative positions or working in the Internal Affairs Division. Those are the rats who try to nail their fellow cops.
Also interesting of Arradondo’s climb to the top, the official MPD website states that he has led initiatives on
- Procedural justice
- Implicit bias
- Reconciliation training
By the way, in 2007 Arradondo and four other MPD officers sued their own department over racial discrimination. Coming as a surprise to no one, the ever progressive city of Minneapolis settled out of court, awarding the five $740,000.
One other thing, the screamingly liberal Minnesota Public Radio announced that just as soon as the then-Lt. Arradondo case was settled out of court, he was immediately promoted to be the man in charge of… wait for it… Internal Affairs.