George Floyd's harrowing final moments revealed in new transcripts as rookie cop asks court to dismiss manslaughter case
Added 07-09-20 04:37:02am EST - “Transcripts of body camera videos reveal that the officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck was dismissive of the man's pleas for help. One cop charged in the incident has petitioned the court to dismiss his case.” - Rt.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “George Floyd’s harrowing final moments revealed in new transcripts as rookie cop asks court to dismiss manslaughter case”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
The footage, taken from body cameras worn by officers Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, reportedly shows Floyd pleading for his life in the minutes before he became unresponsive.
“You’re going to kill me, man,” the Minneapolis resident said, according to a transcript of Lane’s body camera video.
“Then stop talking, stop yelling. It takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk,” replied Derek Chauvin, the officer who sparked worldwide outrage after a video showed him pressing his keen on Floyd’s neck.
The arrest and subsequent death of Floyd on May 25 sparked rioting in Minneapolis. Similar protests quickly spread across the United States and to cities all over the globe.
The four officers involved in the infamous case of alleged police brutality were fired after footage of the incident surfaced. Chauvin faces charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter, while his colleagues – Lane, Kueng, and Tou Thao – are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter.
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