New footage has surfaced which captures the moment George Floyd, the black man who died after a cop kneeled on his neck, appears to be dragged out of his car without resisting arrest, handcuffed and thrown to the sidewalk.
New video footage has surfaced which captures the moment George Floyd was pulled out of his car by four Minneapolis police officers, handcuffed and manhandled to the ground, and appears to show him not resisting arrest, The Daily Mail reported.
George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, tragically died on Monday after four officers arrested him over suspicion of trying to use forged documents at a local deli. A white officer had him pinned to the ground, face down, with his knee pressed into Floyd’s neck.
In the newly-emerged video, Floyd appears to be complying with the officers and not resisting arrest.
New video sent to us shows the moment George Floyd was removed from his vehicle and handcuffed on 38th and Chicago.
Video courtesy of Christopher Belfrey pic.twitter.com/MiIIula4sA
— Alex Lehnert (@AlexLehnertFox9) May 26, 2020
However, a police spokesperson refuted that notion, saying in a statement: “He was ordered to step out from his car. After he got out, he physically resisted officers.”
What the CCTV footage shows is the start of the confrontation between Floyd and Minneapolis police officers. The security footage from a nearby restaurant shows the police taking him into custody, but according to the restaurant owner, he says the footage does not show Floyd resisting arrest.
A 10-minute video captured on a cell phone and released on Monday shows George Floyd repeatedly telling the officer: “Please, please, I can’t breathe” to no avail, as the officer ignores his pleading, keeping his knee on Floyd’s neck for somewhere between 6-8 minutes.
In the video, bystanders can be heard begging the officer to remove his knee from Floyd’s neck and also telling the officers that the man can’t breathe. One man can be heard telling the officer: “Bro, you’ve got him down at least let him breathe, man. He’s not even resisting arrest… he’s human, bro.”
Floyd eventually passed out.
Later, as Floyd’s unresponsive body is placed on a gurney and moved to an ambulance, a male onlooker can be heard in the video saying: “You just really killed that man, bro.”
Floyd was transported by and paramedics to a hospital where he later died.
Video from the police incident that led to Floyd’s death circulated widely on Monday sparking massive protests in Minneapolis overnight, prompting officers to respond with riot gear, tear gas, and rubber bullets.
In the aftermath of Floyd’s death, the Minneapolis Police Department fired the four officers who were involved in Monday’s incident. State law enforcement and the FBI have launched an investigation into Floyd’s death.
Bridget Floyd, the sister of George Floyd, appeared on the Today Show on Wednesday to discuss the “heartbreaking” loss his family is suffering.
“I would like for those officers to be charged with murder because that’s exactly what they did,” Bridget Floyd said. “They murdered my brother – he was crying for help.”