New police body camera videos have been released by a court showing George Floyd pleading for mercy. His fading voice is heard saying, “I can’t breathe,” before he goes still. The videos capture the officers’ lack of urgency in rendering help after Floyd stopped moving.
The family of George Floyd has taken a new step towards the police and the local city government after he was killed when police officer Derek Chauvin squeezed his knee against his neck. A civil lawsuit by the Floyd family targets both the Minneapolis City Council and the four officers charged in the case.
New transcripts have given a detailed account of George Floyd’s arrest and last moments. Transcripts on footage recorded from body cameras fitted on officers Thomas Lane and Alexander Kueng revealed that Floyd said “I can’t breathe” 20 times. His pleas were dismissed by Derek Chauvin who said, “it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk.”
The Minneapolis City Council has begun the process of replacing the police force, a move that was triggered by the horrible death of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis officers. The proposed charter aims at replacing the Minneapolis Police Department with a new Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention.
A judge in charge of George Floyd’s murder case has cautioned attorneys and other officials against making comments regarding the case. Judge Peter Cahill said further inappropriate public comments on the case would result to a change of venue for the case. He, however, did not issue any gag orders on the attorneys.
Minneapolis police have confirmed a shootout in the city early Sunday which left one man dead and 11 others wounded. All the injured are adults, and the injuries that they sustained are considered as not dangerous to their lives. The reasons that led to the shooting haven’t been established yet.
A second former Minneapolis police officer, charged with the death of George Floyd, has been released on bail. J. Alexander Kueng was released with conditions from the Hennepin County jail, after posting bail of $750,000. He is facing charges of aiding and abetting second degree murder and manslaughter.
One of the former police officers charged with the murder of George Floyd, a victim of police brutality, has been released on bail. According to the sheriff’s records, Thomas Lane, a former Minneapolis police officer, was released from Hennepin County jail on a bail of $750,000.
Nine members of the Minneapolis City Council said Sunday afternoon that they support disbanding the city’s police department. The nine members attended a rally in a city park, and vowed take the action. Council President Lisa Bender said that the police systems were not keeping the communities safe.
A memorial service in honor of George Floyd was held in Minneapolis on Thursday. His family, friends, and hundreds of celebrities, politicians and civic leaders gathered to pay their last respects to the 46 year-old. Floyd died after a white officer pinned him down using his knee.
The protests against the death of the African-American, George Floyd, continued across US cities peacefully on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Derek Chauvin, the officer who pinned Floyd down using his knee, is set to face an additional charge. Chauvin will now face the charge of second degree murder.
Some members of the Joe Biden presidential campaign have contributed to the Minnesota Freedom Fund. At least 13 members of staff have posted receipts of their contributions on Twitter. The non-profit organization helps to pay bail for incarcerated community members that are unable to raise the money.
Despite nighttime curfews being enacted in at least 25 cities in the US, the protests against the death of the African American, George Floyd, continued on Saturday night for the fifth day running. Tens of thousands of protesters filled the streets across the country, and clashes between them and the police became a common scene.
Minneapolis faced yet another night of clashes between police and demonstrators in protests against police brutality and the death of African-American George Floyd. The protests began peacefully but turned violent at night. In Detroit, a man was killed during the demonstrations.
Protests over the murder of a black man in Minneapolis have hit several major cities in the United States. Demonstrations in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC yesterday briefly led to the White House being locked down. In New York, more than 50 people have been arrested.
The ex-Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, was arrested on Friday and charged with the murder of George Floyd. According to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, Chauvin was charged with third degree murder and manslaughter. In all the demonstrations, protesters have been demanding the prosecution of the officer who had his knee on Floyd’s neck.
One man was shot and killed during protests against the police-involved death of George Floyd, an African American in Minneapolis. The police department said that they responded to a report of a stabbing, but upon reaching the Bloomington area, they found the body of a man lying on the sidewalk.
Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired following the death of an African-American, George Floyd. The move came a day after Floyd was killed after being inhumanely treated by the officers. In a horrifying video, a white police officer, since identified as Derek Chauvin, pinned Floyd down with his knee as he lay on the ground during an arrest.