WATCH: George Floyd Leaked Footage Could Prove Cops Were Overcharged
Monday, August 3: The mainstream media revealed George Floyd leaked footage that showed moment-to-moment events from that day.
While The Daily Mail focused on the tragic death of George Floyd throughout the reveal, many others who watched the leaked bodycam footage were left asking the question, where the assisting officers overcharged?
George Floyd Leaked Footage
The bodycam videos are from the perspective of officers first on the scene. Including 18-minutes of footage from former-Minneapolis police officer Alex Kueng and 10-minutes from Thomas Lane.
The officers were called out after a complaint that George Floyd had attempted to use a fake $20 to buy cigarettes at a store in the Powderhorn Park area of Minneapolis.
Both officers were fired and charged for aiding and abetting murder after officer Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck for several minutes.
WARNING: The George Floyd leaked footage below is explicit.
What The Footage Shows
The George Floyd leaked footage shows five key things:
- The officers on the scene were calm and patient, giving George Floyd time to comply.
- George Floyd’s mental state at the time of the arrest is clearly questionable.
- The footage layered with his toxicology report will cause problems for the prosecution.
- The footage shows that George Floyd had issues breathing before being taken to the floor.
- At no point are the police officers racist.
There is no dispute, George Floyd’s death was a tragedy. He did not deserve to die. Yet this bodycam footage paints a different picture than the one the media showed.
Thankfully, trial by media isn’t enough to sentence anyone, and from this footage, aiding and abetting murder charges really does look like an overreach.
What People Are Saying?
Matt Walsh, a hugely popular commentator from the left tweeted:
You know the George Floyd leaked footage asks questions of everything when the left ends up questioning CNN.
More comments include:
A Twitter user who watched the footage said: “If anything, these officers have grounds for constructive dismissal because trying to subdue an intoxicated giant like George is in itself a health risk.”
Imagine the riots if the officers were released and sued…
The story that he had a heart attack is credible if he struggled this hard for this long and had an existing heart condition as well as being on methamphetamine. If the cops get off, and they might, I predict a riot.— Peter minto (@Peterminto1) August 3, 2020
We can’t imagine all officers being let off considering the horrific footage of Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd.
Yet one Twitter user said that the choke used wouldn’t strangle George Floyd: “The neck restraint Chauvin used did not choke or strangle Floyd. The autopsy showed that, too. The cops were overcharged & not qualified to address his self-inflicted medical emergency. If justice is served all will walk.”
We’re not choke-hold experts, so we’ll leave that to a jury and a court-of-law to prove/disprove. However, that tweet does lead to another question.
Another Twitter user asked: “I am actually surprised the body cam was released… I also firmly believe people will see it showing drastically different things depending on their own inherent bias. I’m still struggling to understand what happened, what could’ve happened, and what should’ve happened.”
The George Floyd leaked footage is evidence that helps the officers, so we’re confused as to why it has been released too. Although one potential reason is below:
Slight correction there, Rob.— BEN (@AndStrats) August 3, 2020
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison interceded and upped the charges, knowing full well it would be hard to convict.
When the jury acquits, more riots.
Ellison loves riots.
At this point, we’re lost for words.