‘I Can’t Breathe’: Man Dies After Minneapolis Police Officer Seen Kneeling on His Neck
The bystander video, which has been widely circulated on social media, shows the officer, who appears to be white, pinning the man face-down on the street.
In the clip, the man is heard pleading with officers.
“Please man, I can’t breathe,” he says.
The man repeats the phrase again and again: “I cannot breathe. I cannot breathe.”
Within minutes, the man closes his eyes and stops speaking. The officer appears to keep his knee on the man’s neck, even as onlookers begin shouting for police to attend to him. A second officer is shown nearby, looking in the direction of onlookers.