Portions of bodycam videos showing the deadly arrest of George Floyd while in Minneapolis Police custody were leaked and published Monday.
The footage was made available for viewing at the Hennepin County courthouse last month by appointment only.
But The Daily Mail said it exclusively obtained the May 25 footage from the body cameras of former rookie officers Thomas Lane and J Alexander Kueng.
The video shows about 18 minutes from Kueng’s body cam and 10 minutes from Lane’s.
The pair were the first to arrive at the Cup Foods convenience store after a complaint that Floyd allegedly tried to pass off a fake $20 bill.
Lane and Kueng then both approach Floyd’s blue Mercedes SUV on the other side of the street.
The footage shows Lane pointing a gun at Floyd and forcing him out of his vehicle.
“Hey man, I’m sorry,'” Floyd responds.
He tells the officer he had been shot before.
Floyd, 46, is then seen sobbing as Kueng and Lane pull him out of the car and handcuff him.
‘I’ll look at you eye-to-eye. Please don’t shoot me man,’ Floyd replies. ‘I just lost my mom, man.’
Floyd was given no explanation as to why he was being questioned, according to a news report.
After getting Floyd out of the car, Lane then starts talking to the passengers, Hill and Hall. ‘Why’s he being all squirrelly and not showing us his hands and just being all weird like that?’ Lane asks.
‘Because he’s been shot before,’ Hill, 45, replies.
‘Well I get that,’ Lane says. ‘But still, when officers say: ”Get out of the car…”
‘Is he drunk or something?’
‘No, he’s got a thing going on,’ Hill says, pointing to her head and making a circular movement with her finger as if to suggest her ex had mental problems. ‘About the police,’ she adds.
The two officers then walk Floyd to the squad car and the struggle begins when Floyd refuses to get in, saying he has claustrophobia.
‘Please man. Don’t leave me by myself man, please. I’m just claustrophobic.’
Lane offers to roll the cruiser’s windows down to help his phobia but Floyd still struggles. ‘I’m scared as fuck,’ he says.
A bystander tells Floyd to calm down because he cannot win in the situation he is in. ‘I don’t want to win,’ Floyd says. ‘I’m claustrophobic and I’ve got anxiety. I don’t want to do nothing to them.’
While still in the car, Floyd says for the first time ‘I can’t breathe.’ Shortly afterwards, Chauvin and Thao arrive on the scene to assist.
The officers finally get him in the squad car and close the rear driver’s side door behind him, but for a reason that is not clear from the video, Floyd comes out of the passenger side door still struggling.
Moments later, he is lying on the sidewalk with Chauvin’s knee pressed on his neck and Lane and Kueng helping to restrain him.
While pinned to the ground, Floyd repeatedly tells the officers he can’t breathe and begs them to stop.
As Floyd stops moving Chauvin keeps his knee on his neck, despite complaints from a small crowd that had gathered.
‘Check his pulse,’ one man says repeatedly.
But the other officers do little to stop Chauvin.
At one point Lane asks: ‘Should we roll him on his side?’
But Chauvin replies. ‘No, he’s staying where we’ve got him.’
‘Okay, I just worry about the excited delirium or whatever,’ Lane says.
‘Well, that’s why we got the ambulance coming,’ Chauvin responds.
By the time paramedics arrive, George Floyd is dead.
Ben Crump, the attorney for the Floyd family, said the footage reinforces that Floyd posed no threat to the four officers.
Chauvin, 44, has been charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter — All 3 other officers are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.