There are no surprises here. Floyd resists arrest for 8-minutes. He was respectful and but hysterical due to the massive amount of Fentanyl in his system. The officers only put him on the ground because he physically refused to get in the squad car because he is claustrophobic… despite being found inside a car at the beginning of the video.
And as I predicted awhile back, Floyd informed the officers that he had COVID-19. And as I speculated, this not only helps explain why Floyd was on the ground (which Floyd offered to do), it also explains the awkward position of the kneeling officers’ inside his own pockets. The officers were protecting themselves against infection.
Floyd was screaming “I can’t breathe” before he was ever on the ground.
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