MINNEAPOLIS- As George Floyd repeatedly told police officers that he couldn’t breathe more than 20 times before he died, Former police officer Derek Chauvin said, “Then stop yelling, it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk,” according to transcripts of body camera footage made public Wednesday.
“You’re going to kill me, man,” Floyd said, according to the transcript of Lane’s body camera video. The white officer who held his knee to Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes even after Floyd starts moving.
“They’ll kill me. They’ll kill me. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe,” Floyd said in response to Chauvin.
Minutes later, Floyd stop moving and was later pronounced dead.
The unarmed black man cried out for his late mother and children as he said policeman would kill him, transcripts from body-cam footage show.
The transcripts detail the last moments of Floyd’s life and were taken from a body camera worn by former Minneapolis officers Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng. The document was released Wednesday as part of a motion filed Tuesday in state court in Minneapolis.
Floyd died on 25 May after Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. All four officer-involved in Floyd were arrested and then fired. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, while the other three – Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, J Alexander Kueng – are charged with aiding and abetting murder.