Two new videos appear to show the initial arrest of George Floyd, who died Monday after a Minnesota police officer knelt on his neck for nearly eight minutes.
KMSP acquired a video that shows three Minneapolis police officers drag Floyd out of his car. Someone in a car directly behind Floyd apparently filmed the encounter.
The Washington Post obtained surveillance footage from Rashad West, a Minneapolis restaurant owner, which captured the moments before officers handcuffed Floyd and pinned him to the ground.
Police said Floyd was arrested Monday evening after he attempted to use forged documents at Cup Foods. While officials haven’t publicly named the officers involved in Monday’s incident, reports indicated that Derek Chauvin was the officer seen with his knee on Floyd’s neck.
During the initial video, an officer is seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he repeatedly says he can’t breathe. The man reportedly goes unconscious moments later.
Several bystanders are heard telling officers to get off Floyd, who was reportedly unarmed and handcuffed, to no avail.
“He’s not even resisting arrest right now, bro. You’re f**king stopping his breathing right now, you think that’s cool?” a bystander was heard saying.
In light of the initial video, all four police officers involved in Floyd’s arrest have been fired. The FBI and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) are investigating the deadly encounter.
On Wednesday, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner announced that Floyd’s cause of death is undetermined and will require further testing.
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