Leaked footage shows George Floyd begging police not to shoot him just before his murder by police officers in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020.
“OK, Mr. Officer, please don’t shoot me. Please, man,” Floyd said when officers approached as he sat in his car. One officer had a gun drawn and aimed at Floyd’s head.
“I just lost my mom, man,” Floyd said in the bodycam footage. “Please don’t shoot me, Mr. Officer, please.”
Floyd also apologized throughout the video as the pigs cursed him with profanity.
“Put your fucking hand up there,” one pig ordered. “Jesus Christ, keep your fucking hands on the wheel.”
When the police attempted to put Floyd in the back of a police vehicle, Floyd told them that he was claustrophobic.
Floyd was then forced to the ground. It was then that then-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin shoved a knee into his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds as Floyd cried out: “I can’t breathe.”
Witnesses begged other police officers at the scene to intervene, but they refused.
Floyd was pronounced dead a short time later, sparking protests and unrest around the world that continue to this day. Chauvin and three other officers were fired and all are now facing criminal charges.