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As we quickly approach just three months post the killing of the late George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who lost his life to a police officer who held his knee on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and forty-six seconds, new footage has been released that shows the full encounter with police.
The video obtained and published by the Daily Mail shows rookie cop Thomas Lane approach Floyd’s SUV and knock on the driver’s window, ordering the late 46-year-old to show his hands. When George does not comply, Lane pulls his gun as Floyd pleads, “Please don’t shoot me. Please, please don’t shoot me. I just lost my mom, man”. The devastating clip continues to show Floyd pleading with the cops and expressing that he didn’t do anything wrong, as he’s dragged out of the SUV, handcuffed and led to a police vehicle stationed across the street. The newly released video also shows George Floyd repeatedly telling the cops that he’s claustrophobic and saying, “I’m not a bad guy, man. I’m not a bad guy.”
The video is a part of the court record in the murder case against ex-cops Thomas Lane, Alex Kueng, Derk Chauvin, and Tou Thao who were fired the day after Floyd’s death and later charged for his killing.