New heavily-redacted bodycam footage reportedly shows Minnesota officers arresting George Floyd, who died on Monday after an officer reportedly knelt on his neck for nearly eight minutes.
TMZ reported that on Thursday, the Minneapolis Park police an officer who responded to the scene as officers were arresting Floyd, 46. A Minneapolis police officer is heard telling the Park police officer to go back across the street before officers presumably engage in a struggle with Floyd.
TMZ noted that Floyd, who is handcuffed, is briefly spotted during the footage which provides little insight into Monday’s deadly incident. A considerable amount of the audio is muted, and multiple faces are blurred out, including Floyd’s.
Floyd died Monday after four Minneapolis police officers arrested him for allegedly attempting to use forged documents at Cup Foods. Officers reportedly pulled Floyd from his car before handcuffing him and forcing him onto the ground.
Video posted to social media reportedly showed officer Derek Chauvin, 44, kneeling on Floyd’s neck for almost eight minutes as he repeatedly says he can’t breathe. Floyd is seen losing consciousness before his death.
Park police told NBC News that their officer was 118 feet away from the incident involving Floyd.
“Based on a review of the body-worn camera footage, which is being released to demonstrate the vantage point of the Park police officer, the Park Police officer was not in a location to witness or intervene in the MPD incident,” they said in a statement.
Minneapolis police have identified the other three officers involved in Floyd’s arrest as Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng. All four officers have been fired.
The FBI and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) are investigating Monday’s deadly incident.
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