‘It takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk’: Body camera transcripts from George Floyd death released

Wa Examiner: Transcripts of body camera footage that captured the death of George Floyd have been released.

The words were made public Wednesday as part of now-former officer Thomas Lane’s request to have his case dismissed. Lane was one of the officers on the scene during the May 25 incident. The transcripts paint a clearer picture of what happened when then-officer Derek Chauvin restrained Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man accused of using a counterfeit $20 bill, and knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

Even before he was placed on the ground, Floyd began to tell officers that he could not breathe. He repeated that plea more than 20 times.

“You’re going to kill me, man,” Floyd told Chauvin.

“Then stop talking, stop yelling. It takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk,” Chauvin responded. more

14 Comments on ‘It takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk’: Body camera transcripts from George Floyd death released

  1. There are False Flag theories circulating under the radar with several video “inconsistencies” supporting that all is not what it appeared to be.

    For example, cops jumped out of the ambulance instead of EMTs?

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  2. It doesn’t even matter, really, as far as the ‘movement’ is concerned. Reality is that this guy was properly being arrested for multiple warrants, for being a bad guy. Worst case is that Chauvin intentionally caused his death while other officers didn’t intervene. For the national and even global response, there is no question that the movement was going to happen regardless. For the officers, of course, there is the valid question of what really happened.

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  3. This transcript fills in a bit more information on how they got from the sidewalk to street side of the car. As Floyd sat down on the sidewalk side of the vehicle an officer was trying to assist him further in so that they could shut the door and then through resistance he rumble-tumbled through the vehicle and out the street side.
    No wonder none of the videos released include that part.

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  4. How about from now on they throw a net over the suspect and hold on to the string until he tires him/herself out?

    —what?! That’s what they do to animals!

    Yeah, exactly.

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  5. @Diane Reynolds – from CHIna, some think…was it bad checks or counterfeit money btw??

    And it’s probably in circulation some where out there, right now…

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  6. Heres the lowdown. The cops were alerted because GF passed a phony bill AND because he was acting like he wasnt in control of himself, and the caller feared GF would drive away. So the idea that this was all about a phony $20 bill was a grotesque lie.

    The reason GF was in the state he was in was that he had ODed on fentanyl. This is why he couldnt breathe;fentanyl was suppressing the function of his diaphram

    He also combined fen with meth, which caused a psychotic break from reality called “Excited Delirium Syndrome.” This is a true medical emergency and the position Officer Chauvin took was one authorized to keep the EDS subject calm until an EMT can arrive and inject a drug called ketamine. If you are asked why the cop was kneeling on GF neck, one answer is, “To keep him from pounding his own head on the asphalt”

    Given GF’s heart problems, there was no chance he’d survive the consequences of his own stupidity

    This has been coming out in dribs and drabs. It looks like the whole story will break soon. And it wont go well for some folks who suppressed this part of the story

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