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New video shows officers ignoring bystanders’ pleas to help George Floyd

'You just killed that man,' somebody yells at a police officer.

Jun 15, 2020, 1:53 pm*

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Alexandra Samuels 

Alexandra Samuels

Disturbing new video footage procured by George Floyd’s family lawyer show officers on the scene ignoring bystanders’ pleas to help Floyd as he lay unconscious. 

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“He’s not fucking moving,” one told then-Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao as then-officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck.

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The video, posted on Sunday to Ben Crump’s Instagram, show witnesses begging Thao to intervene and help Floyd.

Crump is representing the Floyd family.

“This is beyond disturbing, even harder to watch than the first video,” Crump wrote. “Tou Thao stood guard as Derek Chauvin MURDERED George Floyd … while witnesses of the execution tried to stand up for JUSTICE, tried to save George’s life!”

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One of the bystanders later confronts the officers, including Chauvin and says, “That man going to haunt you for the rest of your life.”

“You just killed that man,” somebody yells at the officer. 

The new footage shows a wider angle than the initial viral clip of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck. It also shows the officers walking away and returning to their cars as paramedics rush to help Floyd.

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The initial clip shows Floyd gasping for breath and calling out for his late mother. He repeatedly tells officers that he can’t breathe.

The new clip, which is roughly four minutes long, shows the scene from the crowd, who are begging officers to get off a handcuffed Floyd and for Thao to intervene—which he refuses.

Every officer involved in the arrest was charged and fired from the police department.

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Chauvin has pled not guilty to charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter.

“The four ex-officers MUST be convicted of MURDER for this hideous atrocity!” Crump wrote. “They MUST all be held accountable!!”

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*First Published: Jun 15, 2020, 1:02 pm