NEW footage reveals a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the again of a black man on the very location the place George Floyd was killed by officer Derek Chauvin months earlier.
A YouTube video shared by On Site Public Media final Tuesday reveals a white officer within the video forcing a Black man to the bottom and inserting his knee on the person’s again.
A video reveals a white officer kneel on the again of a Black man on the intersection the place George Floyd was killedCredit score: TikTok
The incident occurred on the identical location the place George Floyd was killed by Derek ChauvinCredit score: Check with Caption
The incident occurred on December 4 on the nook of E thirty eighth St. and Chicago Ave. in Minneapolis, which has since been renamed George Floyd Sq. in honor of Floyd.
The video description states 12 squad automobiles and greater than 20 officers arrived on the scene to apprehend “one individual for a non-violent offense.”
The video description states the police “then antagonized the group” by “pointing pepper spray on the crowd, cursing at harmless bystanders, and bodily assaulting a black man who did nothing however stand and observe.”
Video of the incident reveals one white officer arresting a Black man on the bottom whereas the opposite officer factors out a Black man standing in a crowd watching the arrest.
The intersection has since been renamed George Floyd Sq.Credit score: Check with Caption
The officer is seen concentrating on a Black man on the sceneCredit score: TikTok
The 2 then get right into a scuffle because the officer tried to restrain himCredit score: TikTok
The officer then makes an attempt to seize the Black man who steps away, and the 2 get right into a scuffle as witnesses and different officers try to separate the 2.
The officer pins the person all the way down to the ground, whereas the video has been edited to say the officer dislocated the Black man’s shoulder. Trying to restrain him, the officers places his knee over the person’s again as one other officer involves his facet.
A bystander within the crowd then repeats “He did not do something” a number of instances.
The video ends with a photograph of the officer, whom the video’s editors have famous can’t be recognized as he had blocked his badge quantity with tape, whereas additionally sporting a skinny blue line badge.
“On the night of December 4th at 7:45 pm, Minneapolis Police responded to an armed carjacking,” MPD Director of Public Info John Elder wrote to The Solar. “The suspects fled into that space of thirty eighth and Chicago.”
“Officers encountered people and drive was used,” Elder continued. “That use of drive is underneath assessment by the Workplace of Police Conduct Assessment.”
The video has been seen over 275,000 instances when it was shared on TikTok.
Many customers commented in regards to the location of the place the officer within the video kneeled on the again of the Black man.
Floyd was killed on the location on Could 25 of this yr when Chavin kneeled on his again and stayed there for near 9 minutes whereas Floyd, gasping for air, suffocated to demise whereas repeating “I am unable to breathe.”
Chauvin and his colleagues, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao, are scheduled to go to trial in March, 2021.