Fmr. NYPD Detective: Police Chief’s Testimony Against Chauvin Set ‘Professional Standard’ 1

Fmr. NYPD Detective: Police Chief’s Testimony Against Chauvin Set ‘Professional Standard’


Former New York City police detectives Kirk Burkhalter and Marq Claxton join Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo’s testimony against his former officer Derek Chauvin, who is on trial for the murder of George Floyd. Claxton said Chief Arradondo “showed himself not just to be an anomaly, but a unicorn, when you can display that level of professional integrity” and Burkhalter said his testimony is an important step in “beginning the healing process between police and communities.” Aired on 04/05/2021.
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Fmr. NYPD Detective: Police Chief’s Testimony Against Chauvin Set ‘Professional Standard’


  1. You know you messed up….. when the police chief testifies against you! This police testifying against his own is an anomaly and not the norm!

    1. @LAST WILL BE THE FIRST WTF are you evening talking about? Not attacking you, I just generally have no idea and want to be sure before I engage. It sounds like you’re asking people to let a murderer, in a position of power to murder, be allowed to continue to murder in that position? Actions have consequences and even if you forgive someone for doing wrong they still have to face the consequences of those actions. If you allow someone in power to continue to abuse that power then you essentially reward him for the abuse. I realize I’m talking elementary school ethics here but from your statement I’m getting a elementary school level of comprehension vibe.

    2. @LAST WILL BE THE FIRST bet you wouldn’t be saying that if it was your family member murdered by police
      You would be saying ‘an eye for an eye’

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    4. @AwesomeBlackDude That’s my thought too. I’m yet to see it. I heard people say he said Chauvin didn’t put his knee on his neck but his shoulder and he did what he was trained to do. Idk I haven’t seen what he said yet

    1. The Standard they should try to achieve, but given the current professional standards of American Policing he is a Unicorn.

  2. It was obvious to the Supervisor Sgt, the dispatch officer, the Chief, the Firefighter first responder and anyone who saw the video what they were witnessing. Guilty as charged.

  3. What I find interesting is ,that people think it’s okay for the police to be considered as them and us? The whole concept of working for the government you’re no longer consider a citizen? And somehow they’re more important than the citizens ?

  4. Big shocker! The cop walks! The media is leading you astray with their opinions and assumptions.

    1. Yup we are saying , use your authority, wisely…. judiciously, and fairly… will require, retraining. But you are professionals….

  5. Looks like The Thin Blue Line has been broken on the back of common decency. Who best to serve and protect is a police chief willing to support but also discipline his troops

  6. As a medical doctor, I can also say we are often judged on our worst day if a day comes when WE cause bodily harm to a patient. Thankfully, no such day has come to me, but I’m always hyperaware it could if I ever go in less than 100% mentally present (and emotionally calm for that matter-many mistakes are caused by fatigue, distraction, or being emotionally unsteady/nervous/anxious/outside issues interfering with work).

    1. I think Former Officer Chauvin’s response to George Floyd’s worst day has severely narrowed his second career options…

  7. The flip test can be useful. If George Floyd was white and the officers were black would this have happened or been seen the same? Is there any evidence that George Floyd even knew the bill he had was a forgery?

  8. None of these officers gets a “Hats off!!” All of them should face the same disdain as Chauvin. The fact that you all are talking about, ” The Blue Wall” is being broken is sad!! This anders me Becka what happened to George had hairbrush 1000000 times to Black Men and those same people criticizing Chauvin support one another doing that crap, which is why Chauvin was so area arrogant in what he did while the camera was rolling. Chauvin knew that nothing would happen from the department, yet he didn’t undertake the magnitude of all people coming together

  9. after the defense attorney takes over the questioning , how come he is so slow with the first question and further questions , id convict just on that

  10. Chauvin needs to let someone his weight kneel on his neck for 10 minutes, while handcuffed, and 2 others on his back and they survive to prove his point that it was the drugs, not his actions the killed Floyd.

  11. The question should be *why* wasn’t the chief *shown* the video? There’s an internal problem same as the problem at Capitol Dept.

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