The transcripts of George Floyd’s final moments have been launched, and Derek Chauvin, the officer who kneeled on his neck for nearly 9 minutes till he died — informed him to “cease yelling, it takes a heck of a whole lot of oxygen to speak.”
“Come on, man. Oh, oh. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. Ah! They’re going to kill me. They’re going to kill me. I can not breathe. I can not breathe. Oh!” Floyd mentioned in response.
For the reason that launch, a choose filed a gag order Thursday, successfully instantly, in opposition to the 4 officers charged in Floyd’s dying writing that any publicity “will improve the danger of tainting a possible jury pool and can impair all events’ proper to a good trial,” the court docket submitting mentioned.
Floyd was pinned to the bottom earlier than one other officer, Thomas Lane, requested Chauvin they need to transfer Floyd to his aspect.
“No, he is staying put the place we bought him,” Chauvin says within the transcript.
All officers are face expenses over Floy’d dying.