One officer told George Floyd that he needed ‘a lot of oxygen to talk to’, body transcripts show

“Come on, man. Oh, oh. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. Ah! He’s going to kill me. He’s going to kill me. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. Oh!” Floyd said in response to Chauvin, according to transcripts.

A minute later Floyd did not react and was later pronounced dead.

The transcripts detail the last moments of Floyd’s life and were filmed from body cameras worn by former Minneapolis officers Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng. The documents were released Wednesday as part of an application filed with the Minneapolis State Court on Tuesday.
The motion, filed by Lane’s attorney, Earl Gray, requests that Lane’s allegations be dismissed by a judge. Lane is charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree murder in Floyd’s death.

Authorities did not release camera footage from the camera, and CNN was unable to confirm the records. CNN approached the court asking for the videos listed in the motion.

CNN contacted a lawyer representing the Floyd family.

Floyd died on May 25 after Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. Lane and Kueng helped restrain Floyd, and former officer Tou Thao stood nearby.
Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree murder. Kueng and Thao are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder, aiding and abetting second-degree murder, with the same charges as Lane.

All four officers were fired.

Eric Nelson, Chauvin, a lawyer, declined to comment on the transcripts on Wednesday.

Before Floyd was forced to the ground, he told officers he could not breathe, shared that he had suffered from Covid-19 and was claustrophobic, according to the transcript.

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Floyd was frightened when officers tried to place him in a police car, details of the transcript and told officers to “tell my children, I love them. I’m dead.”

Later, while Floyd was nailed to the ground, Lane asked Chauvin if officers should shift Floyd to his side, creating concern about potential medical urgency, according to transcripts.

“No, he stays where we got him,” Chauvin replied, the transcript says.

According to the proposal, Lane twice asked if Floyd should be transferred to his side. Chauvin, a training officer and 20-year veteran, told Lane to keep him there until an ambulance arrived, according to the proposal. Chauvin assured Lane that Floyd was fine and Lane was unable to see any “visible intentional harm,” the proposal said.

Lane’s attorney, Gray, said in the motion that his client was unaware that Chauvin had committed the crime while they were holding back Floyd. The lawyer said the decision to restrict Floyd was reasonably justified, the motion said.

CNN’s Nicole Chavez contributed to this report.

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