Police body camera footage showing Minneapolis police pointing a gun at George Floyd and struggling with him during his fatal arrest was released by the court on Monday.
The footage, roughly an hour in length, comes from the body cameras of former officers Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, who were the first to respond to a store where Floyd was accused of passing a fake $20 bill.
About 36 seconds after speaking to a store employee, the officers are outside the vehicle Floyd is driving. Lane trains his handgun on Floyd telling him, “Put your f**king hands up right now!” Floyd pleads with officers, sobbing, at one point putting his head on the steering wheel.
Around three minutes into the video, Floyd is forcibly pulled from the car as officers struggle to handcuff him. This was after he pleaded with officers while sobbing as they attempt to walk him to the squad car.
Kueng tries to push Floyd in through a back door of the SUV, while Lane pulls him from the opposite door. Floyd is yelling throughout and says, “I can’t breathe” for the first time during the encounter.
Floyd falls out of the vehicle on Lane’s side as two more policemen, Tou Thao and Derek Chauvin, arrive and assist in restraining Floyd. The 46-year-old hits the ground alongside the vehicle, the position he was in when 17-year-old Darnella Frazier began filming his final moments.
Roughly 11 minutes and 23 seconds into Lane’s body camera video, Chauvin places his knee on Floyd’s neck. He’s already been cuffed for about eight minutes.
Around 16 minutes into the footage, Floyd’s last words are heard, “Man, I can’t breathe.” Paramedics are seen with Floyd a little over 9 minutes after the knee went on Floyd’s neck, and a minute later Floyd’s limp, completely motionless body is loaded into the ambulance.
The Minneapolis Police Department has not released video of the incident, saying it as part of an active investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension into the actions of the officers responding to a call for assistance.
Footage from the police body cameras of Lane and Kueng was filed with the court last week by Lane’s attorney as evidence supporting Lane’s motion to dismiss the charges against the former officer, but only the written transcripts were made public by the court.
Media outlets, including CNN, filed a motion calling for the release of the videos, but Cahill initially declined the request.
Floyd died after Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes. Lane and Kueng helped restrain Floyd as Thao stood between the officers and angry onlookers.
Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Lane, Kueng and Thao are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. All four officers were fired.
Chauvin’s attorney declined to comment when CNN viewed the footage in July. None of the officers has entered a plea, but Thao’s and Lane’s attorneys have requested their clients’ cases be dismissed, and Kueng intends to plead not guilty, his attorney said.
Lane’s attorney, Earl Gray, says Lane asked twice if Floyd should be moved to his side, but Chauvin, a veteran, told Lane that Floyd was fine and to keep him there till an ambulance arrived, according to a court motion.
Lane didn’t see any “visible intentional infliction of harm,” felt restraining Floyd was justified and wasn’t aware Chauvin was committing a crime, the motion says.
CNN’s Brad Parks contributed to this report.