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