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Kimberly Taylor Module 3-2 Assignment CJ-230-J6796 July 17, 2020 Discretion, usually used in traffic violations or misdemeanors, is the power or right to decide or act according to one's own judgment. It allows officers to use their own judgement when it comes to handling a situation, they can warn, detain or arrest. Two months ago, George Floyd was murdered, and the circumstances surrounding his death caused chaos all over the nation. George Floyd was an African American male who allegedly passed a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill in Minneapolis back in May. The store that he used the counterfeit bill at called police. When police arrived, Floyd was arrested, handcuffed and held face down on the street. Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee to Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes during the arrest. At the same time, he was further restrained by other officers, while more kept the public from

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