George Floyd

Leaked police bodycam video of George Floyd's arrest

The footage obtained by media outlet The Daily Mail shows a panicked Floyd minutes before his death. Watch the footage below.

By  Bruno Wahrmann
  • The video was obtained from the body cameras of the two Minneapolis police officers who arrested Floyd.
  • The Daily Mail, which is based in London didn't say how the footage was obtained.
  • An attorney for Floyd's family said that by the video you can see he was not a threat.

At the time of the incident only written transcripts were made public by the court, however, the footage from the cameras on police officers Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng was filed on July 7th. It was filed by Lane's attorney as evidence to dismiss the charges against the former officer. 

The judge involved, Peter Cahill, allowed a limited person viewing of the footage on July 15th in court, but prohibited its publication by the media.

The four officers were fired. Derek Chauvin was charged with 2nd degree murder and the other three were charged with aiding and abetting second degree murder and manslaughter.

New footage of George Floyd's arrest generates more controversy

"The police officers approached him with guns drawn, simply because he was a Black man. As this video shows, he never posed any threat" said Ben Crump, an attorney for Floyd's family. While Floyd did not pose a threat the newly released footage tells a different story. That of a panicked man, believed to be on drugs who was already experiencing respiratory problems and that apparently refused to fully cooperate.

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