Pants-of-dog wrote:I doubt that Mr. Floyd resisted arrest in any way.
You can tell because his murderer had his sunglasses poised carefully on the top of his head and they never fell off.
If you can describe how you can wrestle an unwilling man to the ground while keeping your sunglasses balanced on the top of your head, then. you may have an argument that Mr. Floyd was resisting arrest.
So please explain how a cop would do so.
Chauvin wasn't the one who really struggled with Floyd. That was other officers. Chauvin came on the scene to assist, but he had seen some of the struggle that had just happened.
I'm not saying your argument here is completely irrelevant, because it does indicate Chauvin personally would not have been tired out from struggling, and did not have an excuse to be personally angry or frustrated, and should have been able to enter that situation with a fresh mind.
It is a little piece of circumstantial evidence that helps shape our view of the situation.
I do have to point out that it's also possible, but unlikely, that he put the sunglasses on the top of his head after the suspect had been secured in the restraint, since the video does not actually cover the very beginning.
If you look at the bodycam video, they push the suspect into one side of the squad car and then another officer opens the door on the other side to get in there to pull him towards the center of the car, since the suspect seems to be acting hysterical and, combined with being handcuffed, it's not clear he can do everything for himself and needs assistance. Floyd hysterically shouts "I can't breathe", the officer is then heard saying "Fine!" and possibly seems to start pulling Floyd out the other end, but Floyd mostly propels out on his own momentum, and barrels out of the other side. This seems to possibly be a little surprising to the officer on the other side who doesn't really seem to be on top of the situation and is just assisting, and didn't know exactly what to do in that situation. Floyd sort of tumbles out and hysterically repeats in a rambling way twice "I want to lay on the ground!" One of the other officers than says "You're getting in the squad [car]" and it seems like several officers then try to push him back into the car. Floyd keeps resisting and then apparently at some moment goes into some sort of distress, as he goes quiet.
The sound isn't the most clear but it sounds like one of the officers says something about getting oxygen and something about a heart attack. So they recognise there is a possible medical issue, but they are also frustrated with the suspect resisting, tumbling out of the car as soon as they got him in. Floyd then complains he can't breathe twice, at this point sounding a little exhausted.