New video appears to show George Floyd on the ground with three officers

World 2020/5/29

A new video capturing the moment George Floyd was detained by members of the Minneapolis Police Department appears to show multiple officers on the ground with him. The angle of the video, which is circulating on social media, has not been seen previously.

The footage was filmed from the opposite side of the street from where a white officer pressed his knee onto Floyd´s neck in the Memorial Day incident. The new video appears to have been recorded just prior to the initial video.

Floyd died Monday night after Officer Derek Chauvin pinned him to the ground and put his knee on Floyd´s neck for about eight minutes. Previously released footage shows Floyd, a black man, pleading with the officers.

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"Please, please, please, I can´t breathe," he said. "My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Please, please. I can´t breathe."

Using previously reported footage of the moment Floyd was arrested, Google Street View imagery and statements from police, NBC News’ Social Newsgathering team verified the new video, which appears to show Floyd in the custody of three police officers.

At the beginning of the new video, three officers wearing uniforms that match the ones shown in the initial video can be seen on the ground with Floyd, while a fourth officer stands nearby.

New video appears to show George Floyd on the ground with three officers

Image: Minneapolis police user gen
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