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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:16 AM

Leaked body cam footage shows beginning of George Floyd arrest

Source: The Hill

Police body camera footage showing the initial moments of the confrontation that led to George Floyd's death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer was leaked to a British news outlet on Monday.

Video posted by The Daily Mail shows one of the four former officers charged over Floyd's death, Thomas Lane, approaching Floyd's vehicle, knocking on the driver's-side window with his flashlight, and immediately pulling his gun on the unarmed Floyd, who quickly begins begging for his life.

In the moments following, Floyd can be heard repeatedly asking the officers not to shoot him or place him in a squad car due to his claustrophobia. He can also be heard telling them that his mother recently died.

Lane can be heard cursing at Floyd repeatedly in the video, ordering him to "put your f*cking hands on the [steering] wheel" and the other officers involved in his arrest can also be heard making similar comments.


Read more: https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/510387-leaked-body-cam-footage-shows-beginning-of-george-floyd-arrest

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