Newly released court papers reveal that Minneapolis cops kept George Floyd pinned to the ground for 9 1/2 minutes — longer than previously thought — and never tried to resuscitate him as he lay dying.
The narrative filed by Minnesota state prosecutors this week seeks additional evidence to be used in the cops’ upcoming trial and contends that the four officers rebuffed repeated requests to save Floyd and held him down much longer than previously reported, the Star-Tribune reported.
“After Floyd fell silent, the crowd alerted the officers 10 times that Floyd was no longer moving, warned them nine times that Floyd was unresponsive, and pleaded with them nearly 30 times to check Floyd’s pulse,” according to papers filed by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.
The account is the most detailed yet into Floyd’s May 25 police-custody death while being arrested by since-fired cops Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao.
The papers said Floyd was