Newly released transcripts from the moments leading to George Floyd’s death have been released, The Guardian reported.
The transcripts indicate that Floyd told officers “I can’t breathe” more than 20 times. Derek Chauvin, the officer who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck, responded, ““It takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk.”
Before he died, Floyd cried, “Momma, I love you. Tell my kids I love them. I’m dead.”
The transcripts also indicate that Floyd told officers, “My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts. I need some water or something, please.” He also begged not to be put in the police car, claiming he was claustrophobic.
According to the transcripts, onlookers ask if Floyd has a pulse as officers note Floyd was passing out.
“He’s not even breathing right now, bro, you think that’s cool?” someone asked.
The transcripts are being released as part of efforts by one of the officers involved to have charges that he aided in murder thrown out. The new information includes 82 pages of body camera transcripts and a 60-page transcript of the officer’s interview with investigators.