New body-cam footage transcripts from the scene of George Floyd’s death have been released. The transcripts comes from former officers J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, who are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder in Floyd’s death.
The heavily redacted transcripts reveal Floyd begged for his life throughout the struggle with the officers, saying dozens of times that he couldn’t breath.
George Floyd told officers more than 20 times that he couldn’t breathe the night he died, according to transcripts of police body-cam video worn by former Officer Thomas Lane, as he held Floyd’s legs while fellow Officer Derek Chauvin held a knee to Floyd’s neck.
The attorney for fired Minneapolis Police Officer Thomas Lane wants charges against his client dropped.
Attorney Earl Grey says he’s submitted new statements and video evidence showing Officer Thomas Lane was following the lead of senior officer Derek Chauvin during the arrest of George Floyd.
Attorney Greys says, “He had no knowledge that Chauvin was causing or committing an assault.”
In the transcripts from body-cam video he says Lane, who had only been on the job for four days, asks Chauvin twice if they should roll Floyd to his side. He also administered CPR and offered aid to Floyd while in the ambulance. Grey says, “That’s not what a person does if they’re aiding and abetting in a violent crime. And, there’s no question that my client had no knowledge that a crime was committed.”
Thomas Lane is the only officer out on bond.