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Release of George Floyd’s last words

Release of George Floyd's last words 2
Release of George Floyd's last words 2

Floyd, 46 years old, died after being held down by police for nearly 9 minutes in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, in May, due to allegations of spending counterfeit money.

However, video recorded from the body camera of police officer Thomas Lane, one of the officers involved in Floyd’s death, released on July 7 revealed new details about the man’s last moments.

Terrence Floyd, George Floyd’s younger brother, (white shirt) and many people commemorate Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, June 1.

According to the video content, when he was just arrested by the police, Floyd begged them not to put him in the police car, telling them that he was haunted and in pain.

The video also shows that during nearly 9 minutes of being controlled by the police, Floyd cried `I can’t breathe` more than 20 times.

When Floyd said he was going to die, Derek Chauvin, a police officer, directly knelt on Floyd’s neck and shouted: `Shut up, stop screaming, talking will take up a lot of oxygen.`

Release of George Floyd's last words

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Floyd’s last words recorded in the video were `They’re going to kill me. They’re going to kill me. I can’t breathe,` before he lost consciousness.

This video was submitted to court by former police officer Lane so that a judge could dismiss charges that he aided and colluded in Floyd’s murder.

Lane was one of four police officers fired from the Minneapolis police force, one day after Floyd’s death.

Chauvin, the police officer who directly knelt on Floyd’s neck, was charged with second-degree murder, meaning intentional killing without prior thought or planning, and manslaughter.

Floyd’s death sparked protests against racism and police violence across the United States and around the world for more than a month.

Mai Lam (According to AFP)

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