New police body camera videos have been released by a court showing George Floyd pleading for mercy. His fading voice is heard saying, “I can’t breathe,” before he goes still. The videos capture the officers’ lack of urgency in rendering help after Floyd stopped moving.
New transcripts have given a detailed account of George Floyd’s arrest and last moments. Transcripts on footage recorded from body cameras fitted on officers Thomas Lane and Alexander Kueng revealed that Floyd said “I can’t breathe” 20 times. His pleas were dismissed by Derek Chauvin who said, “it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk.”
The four ex-Minneapolis police officers charged with the murder of George Floyd are set to appear in Hennepin County District Court. Floyd, an African American man, was killed a month ago after a white office pinned him down for eight minutes and 46 seconds. The hearing could deal with bail amounts and other issues.
A second former Minneapolis police officer, charged with the death of George Floyd, has been released on bail. J. Alexander Kueng was released with conditions from the Hennepin County jail, after posting bail of $750,000. He is facing charges of aiding and abetting second degree murder and manslaughter.
One of the former police officers charged with the murder of George Floyd, a victim of police brutality, has been released on bail. According to the sheriff’s records, Thomas Lane, a former Minneapolis police officer, was released from Hennepin County jail on a bail of $750,000.
The protests against the death of the African-American, George Floyd, continued across US cities peacefully on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Derek Chauvin, the officer who pinned Floyd down using his knee, is set to face an additional charge. Chauvin will now face the charge of second degree murder.