George Floyd: Officers’ body camera footage released to public (Video)

The May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody set off protests against racial injustice and police brutality in Minnesota, D.C. and around the world.

On Monday, a Minnesota court released body camera footage from two of the former police officers charged in George Floyd’s death.

The two videos are each about a half-hour in length and are from the body cameras of J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane.

Floyd died after another officer, Derek Chauvin, pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes. Chauvin is charged with second degree murder, third degree murder and manslaughter.

Kueng and Lane, along with another officer, Thomas Thao, are charged with aiding and abetting in the crime.

The body camera footage was submitted as evidence in Lane’s case.

Before Monday, the videos could only be viewed by visiting the courthouse in Minnesota.

WTOP’s parent company, Hubbard Broadcasting, was part of a media coalition seeking the release of this footage.

The body camera footage below from the two officers is unedited and contains graphic language and material that is disturbing.

WTOP has decided to post the videos in the interest of full transparency and to provide context.

 

Jack Pointer

Jack contributes to WTOP.com when he's not working as the afternoon/evening radio writer. In a previous life, he helped edit The Dallas Morning News and Chicago Tribune.

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