New George Floyd Body Camera Video Released

New body camera footage of Minneapolis officers arresting George Floyd was released on Monday.

George Floyd, whose death sparked national protests over racial injustice, told officers more than 20 times that he could not breathe, according to newly released transcripts of Minneapolis police body-camera footage.

The footage became available Monday after a Hennepin County judge ordered it released. News organizations including The Associated Press had already viewed and written about the footage.

The video comes from the body cameras of former Officers Thomas Lane and J. Kueng. The footage shows Floyd pleading with the officers as they struggle to place him in a squad car in the minutes before his death on May 25.

Floyd, a handcuffed Black man, died after Officer Derek Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes. Floyd’s deathsparked protests worldwide.

Police were called to a south Minneapolis convenience store, where Floyd was suspected of passing a counterfeit $20 bill. Lane’s video shows Lane pulling his gun when Floyd does not immediately show his hands.

“Please don’t shoot me, man,” a crying Floyd says. “I just lost my mom, man. I’m so sorry.”

Floyd tells the officers he is not resisting but that he is claustrophobic and has just had COVID-19. Floyd pleads that he cannot breathe, and says “Momma” as he is held on the ground.

Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. Lane, Kueng and another officer, Tou Thao, are charged with aiding and abetting. All four were fired.

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