A dying person may lose control of their bladder and bowel. As the muscles in these areas relax they stop working as they should. It can be sign that a person is dying. If spotted, immediate action would be required to assist the dying person.
Whilst Mr Floyd is initially pinned to the ground and for a few minutes whilst he was begging for breath, there is no signs of urine.
As a trained police officer to read a scene, it is arguable that Thao saw the urine. At this point, Mr Floyd might have stood a chance. As a trained 1st aid officer, this should have been obvious.
The urine is pretty obvious now. One of them should have seen this and realised there was a serious problem
Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who had his knee on George Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes, following which Mr Floyd sadly passed away, has been charged with Murder in the 3rd Degree and manslaughter.
Criminal solicitors in london or outside of America will not readily appreciate the Concept of 3rd Degree murder. In the United kingdom criminal charges following a death are categorised as murder or manslaughter.
In fact, most criminal solicitors will be aware that in the United States, most states separate death into two degrees - which broadly speaking follow the United Kingdom evaluation of criminal charges following death. Minnesota is one of a few states that allow prosecutors to consider the lesser charge of third-degree murder or 3rd Degree murder.
Pursuant to 609.195 of 2019 Minnesota Statutes, third-degree murder is defined as causing the death of a person "by perpetrating an act eminently dangerous to others and evincing a depraved mind," without regard for life and without intent to kill.
Third degree murder carries a sentence of no more than 25 years or a fine of no more than $40,000, or both.