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Derek Chauvin trial: Top detective says kneeling on Georgie Floyd was ‘totally unnecessary’

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Near the end of the first week of testimony, the Minneapolis Police Department’s longest-serving member testified that the use of force by former officer Derek Chauvin, when he kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds, was “totally unnecessary.” NBC’s Meagan Fitzgerald reports for Weekend TODAY.