CRUSHED ON PAVEMENT
New video ‘shows MULTIPLE cops pinning George Floyd down’ as he begged for air during arrestby Mollie Mansfield
A NEW video appears to "show multiple cops pinning George Floyd down" as he begged for air during his arrest.
The 46-year-old died on Monday in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after Officer Derek Chauvin was filmed kneeling on his neck during an arrest, while the black man shouted "I can't breathe."
However, now new footage has emerged that could show multiple officers kneeling on Floyd during his arrest on Monday.
It is unclear in the video whether the three officers are kneeling on the man.
The man on the floor can be heard begging the officers and crying out that he can't breathe.
The Sun has approached the police department for comment.
It comes as:
- Minnesota prosecutors decried Floyd's arrest video but warned of "other evidence" against charging the cops involved
- A man claimed he was viciously beaten in an alley by Tou Thao, one of four police officers involved in Floyd's death
- Minnesota Gov Tim Walz activated the National Guard as the peaceful protests erupted in violence
- President Donald Trump called Floyd's arrest a "shocking sight" and said he feels "very badly" about his death
The new footage was aired live on TV while the anchor was conducting an interview with Minnesota's Attorney General Keith Ellison.
Reacting to the footage, Ellison said: "To me, it just confirms what we saw in the first video. It clearly needs to be examined. It clearly needs to be investigated more closely.
"But as I see that video, it looks like he is in a helpless position, handcuffed, without any ability to move.
"He's pleading with the officers to bring some relief to him, now that he’s clearly within their custody.
"So that’s what I see in that video."
On Thursday evening, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman was asked about a charging decision for the officers involved.
However, Freeman deferred, saying instead that it would be a "violation of my ethics" to do so.
"My job in the end is to prove [Chauvin] violated a criminal statute, and there is other evidence that does not support a criminal charge," Freeman said.
"I will not rush to justice because justice will not be rushed," he added.