The bodycam footage showing the full arrest of George Floyd has been published after being shown in a US court.
The footage shows rookie cop Thomas Lane approaching Floyd in a car outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis in the US by tapping on the window with a gun. The following minutes include Floyd being handcuffed before being led to another police car where he appears to be beaten in the back seat by officers while pleading for his life.
Police!? All of this for running a stop sign? Is this JUST?
A 21-year-old black man justifiably panicked when several cops pulled guns on him and repeatedly screamed, “Show me your hands” … even though he was clearly already showing them.
The incident played out in Midland, Texas on May 16 but video of the arrest started circulating late last week. It’s going viral now due to George Floyd’s deadly arrest in Minneapolis, because it underscores the tense dynamic between African-Americans and police … even during something as minor as running a stop sign.