What was the label Mr. Ferguson used with you?” she asked.
“The description Mr. Ferguson used was a rear choke.”
“And in regards to Mr. Szallai… how did he describe it?”
“A rear naked choke.”
On cross-examination, Suder began by playing back the recording that Ramirez made of his interview with Beau, who never used the phrase “rear choke.”
“Officer Ramirez, isn’t it true, contrary to what you just testified to, that Beau Ferguson never told you that Tommy Harris had the man in a rear choke?”
“That’s true,” Ramirez admitted.
“Throughout the entire time at the scene, Mr. Ferguson repeatedly referred to the standing position as a bear hug?”