New Body Camera Footage Shows George Floyd Pleading With Police Officers

Prosecutors showed new police body camera footage showing George Floyd pleading with the officers during his arrest and moments before he died outside the Cup Foods convenience store in Minneapolis last May 25.

On the third day of the trial against former Police Officer Derek Chauvin, the footage showed Floyd begging for police not to harm him as they tried to restrain him.

“I’m not a bad guy,” Floyd can be heard as saying repeatedly in distraught in the footage obtained from the body cameras of Officers Thomas Lane, Alexander Leung, and Tou Thao, who were with Chauvin during the incident.

Chauvin’s camera did not give a visual recording of the incident because it fell to ground during the arrest.

Floyd said he was not resisting the officers and “will do anything you tell me to.”

“Please don’t shoot me,” Floyd begged in the footage.

“I just lost my mom,” Floyd added.

Floyd started resisting when police tried to get him inside the police car, saying he was claustrophobic and had anxiety.

Then, the police dragged him out of the car and pinned him on the ground.

Floyd can be heard screaming for his mom repeatedly as he continued to  plead with the police.

The footage also showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes.

When Floyd begged that he couldn’t breathe, Chauvin said, “Takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to say that.”

Bystanders began to shout at the officers to check Floyd’s pulse and when one officer checked it, Chauvin simply replied, “Uh-uh.”

Chauvin, a 45-year-old white man, has been charged with murder and manslaughter, to which he denies.

Lane, Keung, and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter.


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