Moments later, following the battle, Officer Thomas Lane could be heard asking Officer Derek Chauvin whether or not Floyd must be rolled on his facet.
Floyd died May 25 whereas in custody, and the incident — which was additionally recorded on mobile phone video — set off protests that quickly went nationwide. The demonstrations over his killing and the deaths of different African Americans by the hands of police prompted intense discussions on racism in America.
The Daily Mail, primarily based in London, doesn’t say the way it obtained the footage of the police physique cameras.
Footage from the police body-worn cameras of Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng was filed with the court docket July 7 by Lane’s legal professional as proof supporting his movement to dismiss the fees in opposition to the previous officer, however solely the written transcripts have been made public by the court docket on the time.
Judge Peter Cahill, who’s presiding over the circumstances, made the physique digicam footage from Lane and Kueng obtainable for restricted in-person viewing on the court docket July 15.
The 4 officers concerned have been fired.
Chauvin has been charged with second-degree homicide.
Ben Crump, an legal professional for Floyd’s household, stated in an announcement Monday that the leaked video exhibits Floyd didn’t pose a menace.
“The police officers approached him with guns drawn, simply because he was a Black man. As this video shows, he never posed any threat. The officers’ contradictions continue to build. If not for the videos, the world might never have known about the wrongs committed against George Floyd.”
While not one of the officers has entered a proper plea, attorneys for Thao and Lane have requested for the circumstances in opposition to them to be dismissed, and Kueng’s legal professional has stated his shopper intends to plead not responsible.
A spokesman for the choose stated Monday that Cahill had but to rule on the movement to publicly launch the physique digicam footage.
Attorneys for Chauvin and Kueng declined to remark Monday. Source additionally reached out to attorneys representing Thao and Lane for remark Monday however didn’t obtain a direct response.