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“Please Don’t Shoot Me”: Police Bodycam Footage Shows George Floyd’s Final Moments

HeadlineJul 16, 2020

In Minneapolis, newly released police body camera footage reveals devastating new details of George Floyd’s killing on Memorial Day, showing that officers pulled a gun, swore at George Floyd to “get out of the f—ing car,” as he wept and pleaded, “Please don’t shoot me.” The video also showed that medics did not appear to rush to Floyd’s aid after they arrived on the scene.

This comes as George Floyd’s family filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against four of the former officers involved in his killing, and also against the city of Minneapolis, saying it failed to properly dismiss officers with records of abuse and/or properly train new ones. This is the family’s attorney, Benjamin Crump.

Benjamin Crump: “The city of Minneapolis has a history of policies and procedures and deliberate indifference when it comes to the treatment of arrestees, especially Black men.”

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