The protesters painted George Floyd.
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George Floyd pleads for help with his “very last breath” but no compassion is shown by Derek Chauvin, prosecutor Steve Schleicher said Monday to close the debate in the murder trial of the former police officer.
“George Floyd kept begging until he spoke nothing else,” Schleicher told the jury in the Minneapolis court room. “All that was required was a little kindness and no one showed up that day.”
“He asked for help with his last breath but the officer did not help,” Schleicher said.
“He did not follow the training, he did not follow the department’s use of the rules of force, he did not perform CPR,” he said.
“George Floyd was not a threat to anyone, he was not trying to hurt anyone,” Schleicher said.
White, who is white, was seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck in the video, as the 46-year-old black man was handcuffed to the ground for more than nine minutes.
Chauvin, 45, is charged with murder and manslaughter for the May 25, 2020 death of Floyd, which sparked protests against racial injustice and police brutality in the United States and around the world.
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