Skip to comments.New Surveillance Video Shows George Floyd Moments Before He Died – It Looks Like He Is Not Resisting
Posted on 05/27/2020 11:03:34 AM PDT by USA Conservative
Yesterday a video surfaced from George Floyd as he was pinned down by a cop and later died.
It happened Monday night, when cops were responding to a forgery in progress. Police arrived and saw the suspect sitting in a car. According to the Department, the man resisted arrest so he was placed in handcuffs, adding he appeared to be suffering medical distress.
This has caused tensions around the country and things are not looking good.
The Minneapolis Police Department first requested an independent investigation by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and later contacted the FBI as well after the force received additional information that indicated the incident could be a question of civil rights, Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said Tuesday.
Floyds family has reportedly retained the services of Benjamin Crump, a well-known civil rights attorney who previously represented the family of Michael Brown, a black teenager whose 2014 killing by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, helped propel the Black Lives Matter movement into national prominence.
Arradondo announced that four officers involved in the incident had been fired Tuesday afternoon, which Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said was the right call.
But a new video from a surveillance camera has surfaced and it might cause more tensions.
A nearby restaurant, Dragon Wok, captured the initial moments of Georges run-in with Minneapolis police on a camera set up outside. Based on the video, this started as a traffic stop of some sort, which ended with George being led away in cuffs.
The video shows 2 vehicles parked curbside, and eventually, 2 officers approach one of the cars and ask everyone to step out. A man and a woman emerge from the passenger side, while George is taken out by another officer on the drivers side seemingly struggling at first.
The cops get George to stand up and lead him over to the sidewalk where they sit him down. He isnt doing a whole lot of resisting the rest of the way.
Two of the cops fired over the arrest of black man George Floyd have already been investigated for their roles in previous use-of-force incidents, its been revealed.
Derek Chauvin, 44, the officer filmed kneeling on Floyds neck during his arrest, is a 19-year veteran of the force who was investigated over a fatal police shooting in 2006.
Chauvin was investigated for his role in the 2008 shooting of Ira Latrell Toles during a domestic assault call. Toles was wounded after police said he went for an officers gun and Chauvin shot him.
Two years earlier Wayne Reyes, 42 was killed by officers after allegedly pulling a shotgun on the six cops, which included Chauvin, The Star Tribune reports.
A second officer involved in Mondays arrest, Tou Thao, is said to been part of a $25,000 out of court settlement after being sued for using excessive force in 2017.
In a lawsuit obtained by the DailyMail.com shows Thao was sued for using excessive force in an arrest where he was accused of punching and kicking a handcuffed suspect until his teeth broke. In any case, there is no need for people to spark racial tension as an Asian-American was also involved in the case. this is just police brutality and its something that needs to concern all of us no matter the race!
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community= nationalize the repeat of BLM communist run “issue”.
Teeing up election year fear— summer riots, WITH coronavirus.... sure, that’s the ticket. Blacks, conservative ones can see how their other “community” is being manipulated by Trotskyists.... white, liberal Trotskyists.
Blackface Northam... losing largely on this subject because of... the 2nd Amendment and ... Thomas Jefferson.
A concerted effort to demean our Constitution and the principles therein— to substitute leftist totalitarianism.
Led by the mindless “front” candidate Biden. The convention of DNC... will have riots... but from their OWN (see: Bernie paid off again).
Well well, now we find that the officers have been involved in multiple shootings and uses of excessive force, including literally kicking someones teeth in.
Once a PD has had to make a payout because of an officer’s conduct, that cop should be sacked permanently and not be allowed to do any LE work anywhere.
This instance is going to be very expensive when it comes to the payout, even if cities don’t burn. Also, the cops involved will have to be charged and prosecuted for the killing.
The video where he first emerges from the vehicle appears to show him resisting putting on the cuffs.Not a violent struggle, but suggestive of a strong man being uncooperative. Why they put him on the ground after he was in handcuffs and standing by a wall is still unexplained. As in all of these situations, I won’t prejudge the result without all the evidence. At first glance it doesn’t look good for the arresting officers, but we’ve had too many of these situations where additional evidence was brought forward to hang them without a trial.
I’m afraid you’re right.
Minneapolis cops don’t just murder Blacks. Remember when Somali “refugee” cop Mohammed Noor murdered White Australian Justine Diamond?
Expect an ‘incident’ like this and the Georgia incident to happen in EVERY state the demon rats seek to control in NOvember. Manipulating black people into emotional race hatred is a standard operating method IN ELECTION YEARS. In the off years the demon rats don’t give two hoots in hell what happens to black people or what they want.
what happened to that guy?
I assume you have not watched the original 9 minute plus video. There is literally nothing that can excuse what is on that video.
Every American should be horrified in what took place on that video.
That's a nice PC way to describe rioting, looting, murder and arson.
You obviously didn’t read my entire comments. I disagreed with the article’s characterization of the initial contact. He was clearly resisting the efforts to be handcuffed - not violently, but enough that it required an additional officer to assist in the cuffing. I did not say that justified putting him to the ground with a knee on his neck, and I agree that this clearly looks very bad for the officers. But there are trials for a reason.
I was in LA in the 1960s when Watts was smoking.
This guy is not my employee. If he was, I would do something.
This guy is not my son. If he was, I would do something.
I am not responsible for every asshole who does something stupid.
I believe we have systems to handle stuff like this.
Let them do their jobs.
Because someone handcuffed can still ring your bell, break your jaw and basically ruin your day.
Resisting or not, there should be better and more sane ways to restrain the guy than kneeling on his neck.
Is this like the guy with the Skittles / gentle giant thing that went on for years?
If a person is resisting with non-deadly force, there are options an officer has to convince the person to comply.
When a person is in custody on the ground, I can’t see where pinning the person to the ground by applying pressure to the neck with a knee for a length of time sufficient to kill, i.e. 5 minutes, is justifiable in anyway, especially if the person is saying that they cannot breathe.
There is no way to defend what happened in this arrest in my opinion. I do not support any rioting either. Charge the men involved, send it to court.
And I do not disagree, trials are of course necessary. But awaiting evidence suggests that evidence may justify what we saw in the original video. I merely stated that nothing could justify what was on the original video.
I will also note, that the suspect will never have his day in court over fraud in progress, as he was killed by agents of the state. On video. In broad daylight. With citizens watching. This is where the everyone should be appalled part comes in.
Agree, and skin color should have nothing to do with it.
Due process means law enforcement detain, and I understand that this isn’t something that happens with kid gloves, but it’s common ense not to restrain something but putting a grown ass man’s body weight on someone’s neck, whether they die or not.
It’s a rough job and you deal with a lot of bad people, but you need only the people with the right temperament for the job. Not just for the public’s sake, but for their own sake too. Getting rough to teach someone a lesson about authority because they mouthed back or didn’t move fast enough is something that should have been gone with the 1950s
Apparently actually tried, convicted, and sentenced to 12.5 years in prison.
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