Gasping for breath: jurors shown footage of George Floyd struggling to breathe at ex-police officer’s murder trial

Mar 29, 2021 | INVESTING

Video footage of George Floyd gasping for breath was front and centre on Monday as the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee on the Black man’s neck went on trial on charges of murder and manslaughter.Prosecutor Jerry Blackwell showed the jurors the footage at the earliest opportunity, during opening statements, after telling them that the number to remember was 9 minutes, 29 seconds — the amount of time officer Derek Chauvin had Floyd pinned to the pavement last May.The…

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