According to the transcripts, which were filed in Hennepin County District Court as part of a motion to dismiss charges against one of the officers involved, Thomas Lane, Floyd repeatedly told the officers that he couldn't breathe during his arrest. At one point, Floyd told the officers that he recently recovered from the coronavirus.
The transcripts attribute slightly different statements to Chauvin, which came after Floyd said that the officers were going to kill him. In the transcript of Lane's bodycam footage, Chauvin said, "Then stop talking, stop yelling, it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk." In the transcript of J. Alexander Kueng's bodycam footage, Chauvin said, "Takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to say that."
The actual bodycam footage has not been released.
Lane, Kueng, and Tou Thao have all been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree unintentional murder and second-degree manslaughter. All three of the officers have been released on bond. In their motion to dismiss the charges against Lane, attorneys argued their client did not intend to further a crime when he held down Floyd's legs and feet.