Horrifying new George Floyd footage shows cops refusing to try and save his life
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Horrifying new George Floyd footage shows cops refusing to try and save his life

Horrifying new footage shows callous police officers refusing to help George Floyd as he lay unconscious in the street.

The clip shows Minneapolis Police Department officer Tou Thao standing guard as three colleagues pin Floyd down in the street.

As Derek Chauvin presses his knee into Floyd’s neck, one bystander weeps: “Check his pulse, he’s not f***ing moving.”

The witnesses beg Thao to intervene – before screaming: “That man is going to haunt you for the rest of your life.”

The clip was released by the Floyd family attorney as part of a lawsuit against the police department.



All four officers involved in the arrest have been charged and sacked from the force. Chauvin, 44, has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter.

Thao and former officers J Alexander Kueng an Thomas Lane were charged with aiding and abetting.

In the new video, Mr Floyd appears to be unconscious after already having been pinned down for several minutes.



A witness shouts to Thao and the other officers: “Check his pulse. The man ain’t moved yet, bro. He’s not f***ing moving.”

Thao orders the witnesses to remain on the pavement as one woman asks: “Did they kill him, bro?”

Another shouts: “Get the f*** off him.”



The male witness then adds: “Like three minutes, bro, he’s not f***ing moving. Get off of his f***ing neck, bro.”

“Get back,” Thao replies.

The male witness challenges Thao to intervene, saying: “You’re a b**** bro.

“You’re going to let him kill that man in front of you, bro? Huh? He’s not even f***ing moving right now.”



The witness then says to Chauvin as paramedics arrive: “You’re going to just sit there with your knee on his neck? You’re a real man for that.”

As a paramedic tries to check on Mr Floyd, Chauvin finally gets off him and tries to drag him onto a transfer stretcher by one of his arms. Mr Floyd’s hands are cuffed behind his back.

A woman in the crowd tells the officers: “I’m a first responder for Minneapolis, the fact that you guys aren’t checking his pulse or doing compressions if he needs that, you guys are [inaudible].



“I have your nametag, b****.”

Thao tells her “that’s not very professional” and then screams a man to get back on the pavement

Several witnesses shout: “Don’t touch him” Thao says to the man: “Do not touch me again.”

Lifeless Mr Floyd is lifted onto a gurney and loaded into an ambulance as the male witness screams: “He’s f***ing dead.”

A woman adds: “They just killed that man.”

Chauvin then walks over to Thao and extends his hand, but it is then out of the camera’s view, and the officers walk away together.



A witness then confronts Chauvin and the officers, saying: “You about to have dreams at night. You’re going to walk around and shoot yourself.

“That man going to haunt you for the rest of your life.”

The officers return to their cars and the footage ends.

The video was released by Ben Crump, the civil rights attorney who is representing Mr Floyd’s family.

He wrote on Instagram: NEW VIDEO OF GEORGE FLOYD’s MURDER!

“Warning: This is beyond disturbing, even harder to watch than the first video. ‘Get off of his neck! He’s not moving!’ You’re going to let him kill that man in front of you?’

“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!

“The protest of those bystanders, who refused to just stand by and let it happen, has reverberated around the world – fueling our protest against injustice and police brutality!!

“8 minutes 46 seconds. The four ex-officers MUST be convicted of MURDER for this hideous atrocity! They MUST all be held accountable!! #icantbreathe #georgefloyd #justiceforgeorgefloyd.”

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Pat Reaves
Pat Reaves writes for our World News section. Having spent his youth traveling from one country to another, Pat has incurred an education that is truly international in culture, academia, and language. His quick thinking and spontaneity has landed him in the sector where stories happen without any warning. He is an extremely patient and nurturing writer who lets a story take its course without interference and prejudice.

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