The scene of the arrest of an African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis on may 25 was much more dramatic than was known until now. On 8 July he wrote the publication The New York Times, the disposal of which was the transcription of the records of the lapel cameras of officers and the contents of the interrogation one of the suspects, former police officer Thomas lane.
The phrase “I can’t breathe”, which became one of the mottos of the protests against racism and police violence, Floyd repeated at least 20 times. It is addressed to his late mother, the children, muttering “they killed me”. It was his last words.
Before you calm down, Floyd begged him to stop strangling him. Officer Derek Showin demanded that the detainee fell silent: “Stop talking, stop yelling, damn it, to talk need a lot of oxygen.”
Of transcriptions follows that Showin pressed on the neck of the Floyd, almost without reacting to his cries. While other police, lane, Alexander Kuang the Tao, let the replica to calm down, “you’re okay”, etc.
A few minutes later, lane said that the detainee should help. It Sowin said: “We called an ambulance.
Quang tried to find a pulse Floyd, but to no avail. Even after that Showin for about two minutes continued to push the knee to the neck of the African American, found out the edition.
Satexperts confirmed that the death of Floyd, whom police arrested for forgery, was the result of strangulation. After the death of African American throughout the country and abroad began to protest.
Four policemen were taken into custody, three of them got bail. Pod arrest remains Chovin, who is charged with murder in the second and third degreeand manslaughter in the second degree.