A lawyer representing one of the former police officers charged with the death of George Floyd claims that Floyd resisted arrest and that his client suggested overturning Floyd while he was an officer. Derek Chauvin she knelt on his neck.
Earl Gray, attorney for the former officer Thomas Lane, described body shots from the scene, which were not released to the public.
Gray said that if the public sees footage of the entire body from Lane, “I believe they would have a different opinion.”
“It wasn’t violent resistance, but it wasn’t some kind of resistance that an individual should make when a police officer arrests him,” Gray told Floyd.
Lane, 37, was alone by force for four days when he helped restrain Floyd, according to his lawyer.
– My client is holding on to his legs, Mr. Floyd says he can’t breathe either my client tells 20-year veteran Chauvin if we switch him, ”Gray said.
“Lene asked if we should move him to the side, and Officer Chauvin said no,” Gray said. “We now have a twenty-year-old and a four-day clerk in my client here.”
“Then later, my client says again, do you want to move him to the side? That’s right before the ambulance arrived and again he didn’t roll on his side.”
Gray said Lane “didn’t want to see the man die” and started performing CPR on Floyd.
“My client is holding on to his legs. When the ambulance arrives, my client goes to the ambulance. For four days by force … and launches his own CPR, pressing it to his chest, which he did for a long time until they turned on the machine,” Gray said. .
Officers Chauvin, Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao responded to a call about a counterfeit $ 20 bill on May 25 when they were detained Floyd.
Chauvin — who had pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes — was accused last Wednesday with a new, more serious second-degree homicide number.
Kueng, Thao and Lane were accused by aiding and abetting second-degree murder and by aiding and abetting second-degree murder.