From the arrest report:
8:25:31 the video appears to show Mr. Floyd ceasing to breathe or speak. Lane said”want to roll him on his side.” Kueng checked Mr Floyd’s right wrist for a pulse and said, “I couldn’t find one.” None of the officers moved from their positions.
At 8:27:24, the defendant removed his knee from Mr. Floyd’s neck. An ambulance and emergency medical personnel arrived, the officers placed Mr. Floyd on a gurney, and the ambulance left the scene.
The Star Tribune reports that George Floyd “showed no signs of life” from the time that EMS arrived. This is based on a fire department report. Hennepin Healthcare EMS Chief Marty Scheerer told the Tribune that first responders and ER staff worked on trying to resuscitate Floyd for almost an hour before they officially called his death at 9:25pm. The fire department report begins when “Fire Engine 17 arrived without lights and sirens just after the ambulance pulled away.”
According to the Tribune, dispatch told them to meet the ambulance two blocks away to assist EMS workers. When the firefighters got there, things were clearly dire. Firefighters went into the ambulance to find EMS working on giving Floyd CPR. The firefighters assisted in attaching IVs and medications prepared. They then radioed ahead.
“I’ve got a red medical, we’ll be there in approximately six minutes,” a medic relayed, according to emergency dispatch audio. “Thirties, male, was being detained by PD … was on a … was a cardiac arrest upon EMS arrival, apparently doing CPR, getting access, getting vitals, bagging, calling ACLS [advanced cardiovascular life support], we’ll be there in six minutes, red medical, COVID symptoms are unknown.”
When police approached George Floyd on the street around 8PM Monday evening, Floyd didn’t yet realize it, but he had only 90 minutes before he would officially be declared dead. And from what we can tell of the evidence so far provided, Floyd had less than a half an hour before he would be killed beneath the weight of our white supremacist law enforcement.