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Newly released police video reveals details of George Floyd’s death

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The 2 clips present an even more desperate scene than previously depicted in bystanders’ and surveillance video.
MINNEAPOLIS — Newly released video of George Floyd’s fatal interaction with Minneapolis police shows that medical personnel waited nearly three minutes to perform chest compressions in an attempt to revive the handcuffed man who had been pinned down on a Minneapolis street until he lost consciousness in May. The body camera footage captured by two of the four officers charged in Floyd’s May 25 death was released Monday by order of Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill, who is overseeing the criminal case over Floyd’s death. The Minneapolis Police Department had previously declined to release body camera footage from the officers, citing the ongoing investigation. The two approximately 30-minute clips present an even more desperate scene than previously depicted in bystander and surveillance video of the deadly Memorial Day encounter, which has fueled widespread protests calling for police policy changes and transformed national conversations about race, social justice and police brutality. The footage comes from body cameras worn by Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, the officers who were the first to encounter Floyd on a Minneapolis street as they investigated a 911 complaint about a fake $20 bill passed at a convenience store. Derek Chauvin, then a 19-year-veteran of the Minneapolis police, has been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. The three other officers at the scene – Kueng, Lane and Tou Thao – have been charged with aiding and abetting. All four were fired by the Minneapolis Police Department and are scheduled to be back in court Sept.11. In Lane’s video, the officer pulls a gun on Floyd within 15 seconds of encountering him in a parked vehicle, without announcing who he was or what he was investigating.

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