Derek Chauvin’s Body Camera Transcript Released In Trial — Here’s What It Reveals

Jurors watched Chauvin’s body camera footage that showed an initial confrontation over allegedly using a fake $20 bill at a local grocery store, according to Fox News.

The transcript from the body camera footage takes place in the moments leading up to George Floyd death and the voices of Minneapolis police officers Alex Kueng, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and Derek Chauvin can be heard.

Chauvin has been charged with manslaughter for the death of George Floyd.

Floyd: I can’t breathe.

Kueng: You’re fine, you’re talking fine.

Lane: Your talking. Deep breath.

Floyd: I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. Ah! I’ll probably just die this way.

Thao: Relax

Floyd: I can’t breathe my face.

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Lane: He’s got to be on something.

Thao: What are you on?

Floyd: I can’t breathe. Please I can’t breathe. Sh–.

Bystander: Well get up and get in the car, man. Get up and get in the car.

Floyd: I will I can’t move.

Bystander: Let him get in the car.

Lane: We found a weed pipe on him, there might be something else, there might be like PCP or something. Is that the shaking of the eyes right is PCP?

Floyd: My knee, my neck.

Lane: Where their eyes like shake back and forth really fast?

Floyd: I’m through, through. I’m claustrophobic. My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts. I need some water or something, please. Please? I can’t breathe officer.

Chauvin: Then stop talking, stop yelling.

George Floyd: You’re going to kill me, man.

Chauvin: Then stop talking, stop yelling, it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk.

Floyd: Come on, man. Oh … I cannot breathe. I cannot breathe. Ah! They’ll kill me. They’ll kill me. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe!

Prosecutors say Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes, 29 seconds as Floyd begged him to get off.

Defense attorneys argue that Chauvin did what he was trained to do and have blamed Floyd’s illegal drug use heart disease high blood pressure, and adrenaline pumping through his body.

More from Fox News:

Wednesday was the third day of trial proceedings in the case involving Chauvin. The most serious charge against him carries up to 40 years in prison.

On Tuesday, several witnesses testified that they and other bystanders became upset as they repeatedly begged Chauvin to take his knee off Floyd’s neck, but Chauvin refused to ease up, and former officer Tou Thao forced back those on the sidewalk who tried to intervene.


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