The footage shows a policeman named Thomas Lane approaching Floyd in a car outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis by tapping on the window with a service arm. The following minutes include Floyd being handcuffed before being led to another police car where he appears to be beaten in the back seat.
Floyd's Ordeal Captured on Camera
The footage is published by Daily Mail and one can clearly see how Floyd pleads for his life. The footage was reportedly shot by a bystander as former police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, causing George Floyd's death and a violent protest in several American cities.
According to CNN, the footage was available for viewing in public only and had not been available for publication anywhere else. However, the details of the horrifying death have been made public and it shows former Police office Lane approaching Floyd's car window and asking him to put his hands on the steering wheel. At this point, Floyd appears distressed as Lane has allegedly drawn his gun.
Pleading for His Life
Lane's bodycam then reveals Floyd being pulled from the car. The officers are then seen talking to bystanders. Floyd then stands up and walks across the road to the front of the Cup Foods store to another waiting police car, where they reportedly push him against the vehicle and start checking his pockets.
"Please officer don't shoot me," Floyd says as the officer pushes him into the police car. He leans out of the car and tells the officers that he is scared and he is not that kind of a guy. He further weigh-in that he "is not a bad guy."
Following George Floyd's death, several protests and civil unrest erupted in Minneapolis. The local protests soon made national headlines and were received widespread attention from both national and international media. Protests continued throughout the month of June and through the very first week of July.