Facts have continued to emerge about the gruesome killing of George Floyd, who a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck until he suffocated to death.
Four police officers, who have now been fired, had detained the victim before one of them pinned him to the ground next to the back tire of his patrol car with his knee on the man’s neck, videos show.
The incident occurred on Monday night.
“Please, please, please, I can’t breathe,” Floyd begs. “My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Please, please. I can’t breathe.”
Onlookers outside the Minneapolis deli urge the officer to get off the man.
“You’re stopping his breathing right now, you think that’s cool?” a man says. “His nose is bleeding. Look at his nose!” says a woman.
Floyd goes silent thereafter.
Although the police officers involved had accused the victim of resisting arrest, a video obtained by CBS shows that there was nothing of the sort.
The video was CCTV footage from a nearby shop, and owner Rashad West confirmed that Floyd did not resist arrest as claimed.
— Bela Zaher (@BelaZaher) May 27, 2020