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Paramedics worked feverishly to revive George Floyd inside an ambulance after his deadly encounter with Minneapolis police — but said the 46-year-old never regained consciousness.
Derek Smith and Seth Bravinder testified Thursday at the murder trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in Floyd’s death that police still had the 46-year-old victim pinned down when they arrived at East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue on May 25.
“When I arrived on scene there were no medical services being provided to the patient,” Smith testified in Hennepin County District Court. “I suspected this patient could be dead.
“In a living person there should be a pulse there,” he said. “I suspected this person to be dead, in lay terms.”
The paramedics said they loaded Floyd into the ambulance and drove several blocks away to provide “time-sensitive” intubation and medication — with one of the cops helping by performing chest compressions.
They said the decision to relocate was partly due to a crowd of unruly bystanders at the scene of the incident who were berating police — and they opted to find a safer location.
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