You can see the exact moment “the light goes out” of George Floyd as ex-cop Derek Chauvin pressed a knee into his neck, a respiratory expert testified Thursday.
“You can see his eyes,” said Dr. Martin Tobin, who specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine, at Chauvin’s murder trial in Hennepin County District Court as jurors were shown the disturbing clip.
“He’s conscious and then you see that he isn’t. That’s the moment the light goes out of his body.”
The footage shows Chauvin’s knee grinding the left side of Floyd’s face into the pavement — as Floyd’s eyes flicker ever so slightly before they go blank.
Just minutes earlier on May 25 of last year, Floyd, 46, had been arrested for passing a fake $20 bill at Cups Foods, a Minneapolis convenience store.
After resisting police officers’ attempts to get him in the back of a police cruiser, he was dragged to the ground, handcuffed behind his back,