George Floyd said “I can’t breathe” 5 times BEFORE laying on the ground (at his request) — Police bodycam transcript & video

Below is a portion of the transcript and video of Floyd saying he can’t breathe five times while sitting in the back seat of the patrol car or when the officers are trying to get him to sit in the back seat of the car.

Floyd couldn’t breathe because of the Fentanyl overdose, which he was blaming on Covid.

Key texts highlighted:

Transcript

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Transcript by Page 20 of 57
27-CR-20-12951 Filed in District Court
State of Minnesota
7/7/2020 11:00 AM
This transcript was exported on Jun l5, 2020 view latest version here.

J. Alexander Kueng:
if you get
in this car we can talk.

George Floyd:
am, but I’m claustrophobic.

J. Alexander Kueng:
I’m hearing you, but vau’re not with me.

George Floyd:
l’m claustrophobic, man. God,
l’m claustrophobic Iinaudible 00:09:44], man.

J. Alexander Kueng: Get in the car. Get in the car.

Thomas Lane:
slide you butt over here,
im guna pull you in.

J. Alexander Kueng: Get in the car.

George Floyd:
I’m claustrophobic, Mr. Ofcer.

J. Alexander Kueng: Get in the car.

George Fioyd: Can you put me in the front?

J. Alexander Kueng: No you‘re not getting in the front

George Floyd: Okay, man. Okay. I’m not bad guy.

J. Alexander Kueng: Get in the car.

George Floyd:
I’m not bad guy. Male 5:
You will not win.

George Floyd: Oh, God. 0h, man. Please, ofcer. Please.

J. Alexander Kueng: Take seat.

George Floyd: Please, man, please.

J. Alexander Kueng: Take seat.

George Floyd:
lcan‘t. Hold on. can’t choke. Ican’t breathe, Mr ofcer. Please, please.

Derek Chauvin: Quit talking. Sit down.

J. Alexander Kueng: You‘ll be fine.

George Floyd: My wrists. My wrists, man. My wrists, man. Please. can’t… I’ll lay on the ground. I’li lay on the ground.

George Floyd: want to lay on the ground. I’m going to lay on the ground. Oh, I’m coming down. I’m going down, I’m going down.

.I. Alexander Kueng: Get in the squad.

George Floyd:
I‘m going down. I’m going down. I’m not going up.

Maie 5: Man, you going to die of heart attack, just get
in the car.

George Floyd:
can’t breathe.

Male 5: Get in the car.

George Floyd:
ljust had COVID, man. can’t breathe. Ican’t breathe.

J. Alexander Kueng: Take seat.

George Floyd: Please, man. One of you listen to me.

Derek Chauvin:
Is he going to jail?

J. Alexander Kueng: He’s under arrest right now for forgery.

George Floyd:
can’tJ.

Alexander Kueng: Until we figure out what’s going on.

George Floyd:
Forgery for what? For what? Please, man. can’t fucking breathe.

Thomas Lane:
Let take him and just.

J. Alexa nder Kueng: Here, come on out.

George Floyd: Thank you. Thank you.

Derek Chauvin: Get him down on the ground.

Alexander Kueng:
Lay on the ground. On the ground.


Starting at minute-7:50, Floyd says “[I] can’t breathe” five times in less than a minute. He even says “I’m going to lay on the ground.”

 

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