Derek Chauvin Had Knee on George Floyd’s Neck for Almost 3 Minutes AFTER Floyd Was Unresponsive

A troubling detail has emerged from the complaint charging Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Chauvin with the death of George Floyd. Officials say Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s neck for a total of 8 minutes and 46 seconds — and 2 minutes and 53 seconds of that occurred after Floyd was unresponsive.

Based on video footage, the complaint is able to identify the precise time Floyd went down to the ground as 8:19:38 p.m. While two other officers held Floyd’s legs and back down, Chauvin “placed his left knee in the area of Floyd’s head and neck.”

“At 8:25:31, the video appears to show Mr. Floyd ceasing to breathe or speak.” Lane suggested rolling Floyd on his side and Kueng checked Floyd’s wrist for a pulse, but was unable to find one.

At 8:27:24 p.m., Chauvin took his knee off of Floyd’s neck.


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