Recordings from George Floyd Case Body Cam: In the George Floyd case, video from two police cadaver cameras was released The footage was taken from the body worn cameras of former Minneapolis police officers Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng. The footage shows Floyd's arrest and the moments before his death.
George Floyd died on Memorial Day 2020 in police custody in Minneapolis after a video of passers-by showed former officer Derek Chauvin's knee on his neck for more than nine minutes when Floyd heard him say, "I can't breathe.
Chauvin was charged with second and third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. Former officers Lane, Kueng and Tou Thao are charged with accessory to second-degree murder. All four officers were dismissed.
On July 13, a coalition of media companies filed a request to receive copies of the cadaver camera video. Two days later, reporters were allowed to view the footage by appointment but were not allowed to take it with them. A hearing was held on 21 July, and neither the state nor the defense objected to the release of the footage to the media. On Friday, August 7, Judge Peter Cahill requested that the video be released to the media and to the public who would like to receive copies. The video was finally released on August 10.