George Floyd bodycam video shows cops telling his pals ‘we’re grabbing an ambulance’ as he lay dying on floor – The Sun

BODYCAM footage shows a cop telling two friends of George Floyd that an ambulance is on the way shortly before he died.

The video was released as violent protests broke out in Minneapolis and Los Angeles after another clip showed an officer kneeling on Floyd's neck on Monday as he repeatedly said “I can't breathe.”

Floyd was later taken to a local hospital, where he died.

Released by Minneapolis Park Police, the new 20 minute video shows a responding officer being asked to look after two of Floyd's friends who were around 118 feet away from the scene.

At the time, four cops from the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD), not the Park Police, were arresting the 46-year-old for allegedly using forged documents in a deli.

In the clip, the officer is heard telling the men to “stay put” while reassuring them that an ambulance has been called

He said: “Just stay put, alright, until my partners and them are done over there and they can figure things out.

“We'll figure things out alright. Right now, we're grabbing an ambulance for your buddy.”


The Park Police has released the footage to show that their officer was not in a position to intervene during the incident.

Speaking about the bodycam footage, Police Chief Jason Ohotto said: “Based on a review of the body worn camera footage, which is being released to demonstrate the vantage point of the Park Police officer, the Park Police officer was not in a location to witness or intervene in the MPD incident.”

Monday's disturbing footage showed a cop, who has since been identified as Derek Chauvin, kneeling on Floyd's neck as he was being arrested.

Hours after his death, the Minneapolis police chief announced the four officers involved were fired.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey praised the department's decision, but has questioned why Chauvin still walks free.

Frey called for Chauvin to be charged in Floyd's death on Wednesday.

"I've wrestled with, more than anything else over the last 36 hours, one fundamental question: Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?" he said.

"I saw no threat. I saw nothing that would signal this kind of force was necessary."

Police and protesters clashed in Minnesota on Tuesday night, with local news outlets reporting hundreds of people marched in Minneapolis.

Floyd's family has echoed Frey's calls for justice saying they believe their relative was "clearly murdered".

President Donald Trump said yesterday that the FBI and Department of Justice are "well into" a probe into Floyd's death, which was made at his request.

"At my request, the FBI and the Department of Justice are already well into an investigation as to the very sad and tragic death in Minnesota of George Floyd," said Trump.

The president also said he's asked for the probe to be expedited before sending his condolences to Floyd's family and friends.

He ended with a pointed message: "Justice will be served."

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