George Floyd arrest transcript reveals his tragic last moments as he pleaded with police officer 23 times

George Floyd told police officers he could not breathe more than 20 times during his arrest.

The ex-police officer accused of the murder of George Floyd told him "stop talking, stop yelling, it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk" as he plead with officers at least 23 times saying he "can't breathe", according to court documents.

Transcripts from the body-cam footage of the arrest confirm unarmed Mr Floyd said "you're going to kill me, man" as police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes.

Mr Floyd later appears resigned as he cries out for his late mother and children as he said the Minneapolis policeman would kill him.

While being detained by the officer, Floyd said: "I can't believe this man. Mom, I love you. I love you."

He continued: "Tell my kids I love them. I'm dead"

The documents offer a clearer picture of Mr Floyd's last moments.

Derek Chauvin has been charged with murder and manslaughter. Credit: Hennepin County Sheriff/AP

Four officers had confronted Mr Floyd outside a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he was suspected of using a counterfeit $20 note to buy cigarettes.

Chauvin, who was sacked following Mr Floyd's death, has since been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter, prosecutors said in May.

The other three officers at the scene, Thomas Lane, J Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, are charged with aiding and abetting murder.

Mr Floyd's death sparked global anti-racism protests led by the Black Lives Matter movement, and stirred debate in the US and UK over the country's history of slavery and segregation.

Protests following the death of George Floyd have been taking place across the US. Credit: AP

The transcripts show Mr Floyd appears co-operative at the beginning of the arrest, repeatedly apologising to the officers after they approach his parked car.

Mr Lane asks Mr Floyd to show his hands at least 10 times before ordering him to get out of the vehicle.

Mr Floyd then became agitated and repeatedly pleaded he was claustrophobic as the officers tried to get him into the back of their car.

Mr Lane also asks Mr Floyd if he is "on something" to which he replies: "I'm scared man."

The transcripts were made public on Thursday as Mr Lane's lawyers asked for the case against him to be dismissed.

Thomas Lane is one of four police officers accused. Credit: AP

The transcripts also show how as Mr Floyd had earlier pleaded he couldn't breathe, Lane asked Chauvin: "Should we roll him on his side?"

Chauvin replied: "No, he's staying put where we got him."

Lane says: "Okay. Just worry about the excited delirium or whatever."

Chauvin replied: "Well that's why we got the ambulance coming."

Lane says: "Okay, I suppose."

Later on, a bystander nearby, known as 'Speaker 13' on the transcript, pleads for the officers to "get him off the ground".

Lane later responds: "I think he's passing out."

Speaker 13 says: "He's not even breathing right now bro, you think that's cool? You think that's cool, right?"

Chauvin appears to show more concern for his colleague saying: "You guys alright though?"

Lane responds: "Yeah, I mean my knee might be a little scratched, but I‘ll survive."