Minneapolis police release a transcript of the 911 call that resulted in the police encounter with George Floyd
Minneapolis Police Departmentreleased a transcript of the 911 callthat led to the arrest of George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody after a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes.
- Floyd's death incited mass protests in several states, some of which have escalated and resulted in a Minneapolis police precinct set ablaze.
- According to the 911 call, the caller told the operator that Floyd appeared to be inebriated and refused to return his purchase once the caller realized he had used fake bills.
The Minneapolis Police Department released the transcript of the 911 call that led to the arrest of George Floyd, who died in police custody after an officer knelt on his neck for roughly eight minutes. Video of the incident incited mass protests against police brutality.
Floyd was apprehended by police Monday after being accused of using fake bills to purchase cigarettes. He was in police custody when a police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes. Floyd begged the officer to get off and said he couldn't breathe about a few minutes in and later became unresponsive.Floyd died shortly after an ambulance arrived to take him to the hospital. A video of the incident soon went viral, prompting protests across the country, condemning police brutality. The protests began to escalate on Thursday night.Advertisement
According to the 911 call, the caller told the operator that Floyd appeared to be inebriated and refused to return his purchase once the caller realized he had used fake bills.
Read the full transcript of the call:
Operator: 911 what's the address of the emergency?
Caller: This is ah 3759 Chicago Ave.
Operator: How can I help you?
Caller: Um someone comes our store and give us fake bills and we realize it before he left the store, and we ran back outside, they was sitting on their car. We tell them to give us their phone, put their (inaudible) thing back and everything and he was also drunk and everything and return to give us our cigarettes back and so he can, so he can go home but he doesn't want to do that, and he's sitting on his car cause he is awfully drunk and he's not in control of himself.
Operator: Okay, what type of vehicle does he have?
Caller: And .... um he's got a vehicle that is ah ... one second let me see if I can see the license. The driver license is BRJ026.
Operator: Okay, what color is it?
Caller: It's a blue color. It's a blue van.
Operator: Blue van?
Caller: Yes, van.
Operator: Alright blue van, gotcha. Is it out front or is it on 38th St.?
Caller: Ah it's on 38th St.
Operator: On 38th St. So, this guy gave a counterfeit bill, has your cigarettes, and he's under the influence of something?
Caller: Something like that, yes. He is not acting right.
Operator: What's he look like, what race?
Caller: Um, he's a tall guy. He's like tall and bald, about like 6 ... 6 1/2, and she's not acting right so and she started to go, drive the car.
Operator: Okay so, female or a male?
Operator: Is it a girl or a boy?
Caller: (Talking to somebody else) — he's asking (inaudible) one second. Hello?
Operator: Is it a girl or a boy that did this?
Caller: It is a man.
Operator: Okay. Is he white, black, Native, Hispanic, Asian?
Caller: Something like that.
Operator: Which one? White, black, Native, Hispanic, Asian?
Caller: No, he's a black guy.
Operator: Alright (sigh).
Caller: How is your day going?
Operator: Not too bad.
Caller: Had a long day, huh?
Operator: What's your name?
Caller: My name is (deleted)
Operator: Alright, a phone number for you?
Operator: Alright, I've got help on the way. If that vehicle or that person leaves before we get there, just give us a call back, otherwise we'll have squads out there shortly, okay?
Caller: No problem.
Operator: Thank you.
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