A Minnesota choose has allowed the discharge of officers’ physique digicam video within the Could 25 loss of life of George Floyd. Please word these movies are unedited and disturbing however are posted within the pursuits of full transparency.
The Could 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody set off protests in opposition to racial injustice and police brutality in Minnesota, D.C. and all over the world.
On Monday, a Minnesota court docket launched physique digicam footage from two of the previous cops charged in George Floyd’s loss of life.
The 2 movies are every a few half-hour in size and are from the physique cameras of J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane.
Floyd died after one other officer, Derek Chauvin, pressed his knee in opposition to Floyd’s neck for greater than eight minutes. Chauvin is charged with second diploma homicide, third diploma homicide and manslaughter.
Kueng and Lane, together with one other officer, Thomas Thao, are charged with aiding and abetting within the crime.
The physique digicam footage was submitted as proof in Lane’s case.
Earlier than Monday, the movies may solely be considered by visiting the courthouse in Minnesota.
WTOP’s guardian firm, Hubbard Broadcasting, was a part of a media coalition in search of the discharge of this footage.
The physique digicam footage under from the 2 officers is unedited and accommodates graphic language and materials that’s disturbing.
WTOP has determined to publish the movies within the curiosity of full transparency and to offer context.
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