A new angle of a video shows up to three policemen pressing on George Floyd’s back while he was lying on his stomach on the ground, NBC News reported.
A video going viral on social media captures the moment George Floyd – a 46-year-old black man – was restrained by Minneapolis police (USA). The new angle shows that up to 3 policemen pressed on George Floyd’s back while he was lying on his stomach on the ground.
The video was filmed from the opposite side of the street where the shocking incident happened when a white police officer pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck on May 25 and the victim died not long after. The newly leaked video appears to be recorded right before the original video that is already known to the general public.
At the beginning of the new video, three policemen wear uniforms identical to those captured in the original video. Three people pressed on Floyd’s back while the other stood nearby. It was the police officer who is believed to be Derek Chauvin who had put his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes.
“Please, please, please, I can’t breathe. My stomach hurts, my neck hurts… Please, please,” Floyd repeatedly pleaded. When Floyd began to cry, Derek Chauvin told the person who shot the video that the person needed to move to the other side of the street.
According to the Daily Mail, the autopsy report has not been officially released, however, Floyd is said to have been unresponsive, had no pulse when he was taken to the ambulance.
Meanwhile, information from Hennepin County Prosecutor Mike Freeman said the autopsy determined the combined effects of police restraint, underlying health conditions and any alcohol in Floyd’s body. could all have contributed to his death.
The four police officers involved in the incident – fired on May 26 – were identified as Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J Alexander Kueng. Recently, Derek Chauvin was detained and charged with third-degree murder.
The allegation comes after three consecutive nights of violent protests that rocked the city in the midwestern United States. Protesters set fire to a police station in Minneapolis and the National Guard was deployed to help restore order.
Minneapolis police have not yet commented on the new footage.
Later, there were other videos from people outside of police officer Derek Chauvin resting his knee on Floyd’s neck. The 46-year-old man then lost consciousness and died.
Chauvin, 44, is currently being charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. In addition, Chauvin is also accused of ignoring a warning from another officer expressing concern about Floyd.
Floyd’s family lawyer Ben Crump said that a higher-level murder charge should be applied to the police in the case. Crump said he believes there is enough evidence to suggest that the police action was premeditated. “We can’t understand what makes it not a first-degree murder,” the attorney said.
According to the complaint, officer Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck for eight minutes, including nearly three minutes after Floyd had stopped moving and talking.
George Floyd’s autopsy revealed that the combined effects of being controlled, intoxicated, and potential health problems, including heart disease, contributed to his death. victim.
The death of black man George Floyd has sparked “I can’t breathe” protests across the US.
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