Moments later, after the fight, Officer Thomas Lane can be heard asking Officer Derek Chauvin if Floyd should be rolled over to his side.
Floyd died in custody on May 25, and the incident, which was also recorded on cell phone video, sparked protests that would soon take place across the country. The demonstrations by the police of his murder and the death of other African Americans led to intense discussions about racism in America.
The London-based Daily Mail does not state how it received the footage from the police cameras.
The footage of Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng’s body-worn police cameras was submitted to the court on July 7 by Lane’s lawyer as evidence of his request to dismiss the charges against the former officer, but only the written transcripts were released by the police Court at the time.
Judge Peter Cahill, who heads the cases, made Lane and Kueng̵
The four officers involved were released.
Chauvin was charged with second degree murder.
Ben Crump, a lawyer for Floyd’s family, said in a statement on Monday that the leaked video shows that Floyd is not a threat.
“The policemen approached him with guns drawn simply because he was black. As this video shows, he was not a threat. The policemen’s contradictions continue to grow. Without the videos, the world might never have known about the injustice against George Floyd committed. “
While none of the officials made a formal plea, Thao and Lane’s attorneys have requested that the proceedings against them be dismissed, and Kueng’s attorney has said his client intends not to plead guilty.
A judge spokesman said Monday that Cahill had not yet decided on the request to publicly release the body camera footage.
Lawyers for Chauvin and Kueng declined to comment on Monday. CNN also turned to lawyers representing Thao and Lane on Monday for comment, but received no immediate response.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who is pursuing the case, told CNN that his team is not the source of the video that the Daily Mail has.
“The law enforcement team is not the source of the leak. We will continue to take the strictest measures to ensure fair trial,” said Ellison.