A still image showing ex- Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of George Floyd.
New police bodycam video shows a terrified George Floyd begging a rookie Minneapolis cop not to shoot him — just minutes before he died while pinned down by four officers.
The video, obtained and published by the Daily Mail, shows Thomas Lane, one of the cops charged in Floyd’s death, approach his SUV on May 25 and knock on the driver’s window, ordering Floyd to show his hands.
He pulls his gun when Floyd doesn’t comply.
“Please don’t shoot me. Please,” Floyd, 46, is seen on the footage pleading as Lane points a gun at his head. “Please, please don’t shoot me. I just lost my mom, man.”
“Put your hands up there,” Lane is heard saying. “Put your (muted) hands up there. Put your hands on the wheel.”
The footage is from body cameras worn by Lane and Alex Kueng, two of the four cops fired and charged in Floyd’s death.
“I didn’t do nothing wrong,” Floyd says as he’s dragged out of his SUV and handcuffed, then led to a police vehicle across the street, where he repeatedly tells cops he’s claustrophobic and scuffles to avoid being put in the vehicle.
“I’ll roll down the window,” one of the officers says.
“Please, I’m not trying to win,” Floyd says during the struggle. “I’m not a bad guy, man. I’m not a bad guy.”
Floyd is wrestled to the ground. As the video ends, he can be heard pleading, “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.”
The video is part of the court record in the murder case against ex-cops Lane, Kueng, Derek Chauvin and Tou Thao, who were fired the day after Floyd’s death and later charged.
Viral video of the incident sparked worldwide protests calling for racial justice and condemning police brutality.
Chauvin, 44, who pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck for nearly 8 minutes, is charged with murder, while the other three face accessory charges.
Source: New York Post 03/08/2020.