For the first time, bodycam footage from two cops accused in the murder of George Floyd reveals his entire arrest. The tapes show each detail as a terrified Floyd begged the cops not to shoot him, as well as the cops ignoring his pleas and cursing at him.
Bodycam footage from former officers Alex Kueng and Officer Thomas Lane was recently leaked to DailyMail.com after transcripts from the videos were released in mid-July, but a Minneapolis judge ruled the videos could only be viewed in the courthouse. Kueng and Lane were the first cops to arrive on the scene after a complaint that Floyd attempted to use a fake $20 bill.
Derek Chauvin and Tou Thao were called in to assist. Claiming claustrophobia and anxiety, George Floyd resisted as the cops tried to force him into the back of the car. Soon after, Floyd ended up on the sidewalk with Chauvin's knee on his neck. Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for over eight minutes, ignoring Floyd’s repeated cries of "I can’t breathe."
All four officers were fired the day after Floyd's death. Chauvin, 44, has been charged with Floyd's murder, and the other three face charges of aiding and abetting murder.