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A Minnesota judge last week ordered the release of police bodycam video that shows a 2019 arrest of George Floyd by Minneapolis police where Floyd is seen behaving erratically and uncooperatively, just as he was during an arrest this year.

Floyd died on May after being arrested by Minneapolis police. Four fired Minneapolis police officers face charges in connection with Floyd’s death.

Thomas Lane, one of the fired officers, had sought to have the 2019 video released.

Earl Gray, Lane’s attorney, said the video is crucial to the case, according to WCCO.

“It shows a false narrative by the state,” Gray said. “The state is portraying Mr. Floyd as somebody that he isn’t, and if you see the 2019 video and compare them, they’re almost identical.”

Prosecutors had sought to keep the video from being seen by the public.

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill rejected prosecutors’ position that public release could taint a jury and said the video “shows what basically everybody already knows: George Floyd was arrested on a previous occasion,” according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The May 6, 2019, traffic stop of a Ford Explorer with no license plate shows police approaching the vehicle in which Floyd was a passenger.

“Don’t shoot me, man, please. I don’t want to get shot,” Floyd whined as he complied with an officer telling him to undo his seat belt. (Arrest dialogue starts at about the 1:25 mark of the video below.)

“I don’t plan on shooting you,” the arresting officer replied.

The officer continually tells Floyd to keep his hands where the officer can see them.

Floyd would later admit to police that he was addicted to painkillers and that during the traffic stop he swallowed as many as eight Percocet pills, according to The Washington Post.

“Put ’em on the dash. Put ’em on the dash. I’m not going to shoot you, put your hands on the dash,” the officer said.

The video shows that the officer has a weapon in his hand.

“Put hands on dash, the last time I’m going to tell you that. It’s simple,” the officer said as he explained to his partner that Floyd was not compliant.

“Open your mouth. Spit out what you’ve got. I’m going to tase you,” the officer told Floyd.

Once Floyd exited the vehicle, police put his hands behind his back and handcuffed him.

“You’re not going to get beat up or nothing if you just follow what we’re asking you to do,” an officer said.

Floyd can be heard faintly saying the word “mama” as officers conduct a search. Floyd’s tone becomes increasingly agitated and his words are indistinct as an officer says he has found something while searching Floyd.

After the arrest, an officer can be heard trying to calm Floyd down. At what appears to be the police station or precinct, Floyd remains emotional.

“At this point, it’s not a big deal, you’re making it bigger than it is,” an officer tells him about the 15-minute mark. “Wait ’til you find out what’s going on before you start getting all upset.”

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Mike Hansen October 21, 2020
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This is the true definition of FAKE NEWS: WAY different than what the FAKE NEWS showed!!!! HOW can anyone not tell the difference???? What abuse???? He's crying like a little bitch!!!! There is something wrong here!!!!! I'll believe the body-can than anything else!!!
Anita October 19, 2020
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The man is definitely a constant “guest” of police cars ... he for sure was a drug junkie - eight (8) tabs of Percocet! That’s Proof if drug addiction ! This must have been the manner of what happened with him when he got arrested by the four police officers in that controversial video documentary
Steve Fye October 19, 2020
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I'm glad that motherfucker is dead.
Frank Campo October 18, 2020
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Police should have done something to upset him.
ERIC October 18, 2020
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WHY IS THERE NO AUDIO?
JoJo October 18, 2020
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Well I think we all know that this was just a big plot to embarrass and ultimately get rid of Trump. I think it backfired. Let's hope sane intelligent people are sitting there quietly just waiting to cast a vote for Trump. Otherwise the alterative is almost too much to even consider,
ANA October 18, 2020
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WOW !!!!!!! how much destruction and deaths were due to a convict. OWENS CANDACE is right.
Ray October 18, 2020
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What a pathetic waste of a human being. He was a sniveling coward whose only purpose in life was to get high. All police departments should have a big toilet where they can just flush POSs like this.
Cyn October 18, 2020
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Sad but true and I’ll probably be dissed for saying so; but the world is a better place WITHOUT THIS PIECE OF CRAP! And his family should never have received any monies from the city or anyone. If they spoke the truth, they would agree that they themselves are better off without him. He was useless from the get go. Now all you others can diss me all you want; but I stand firm on my belief.
Pat October 18, 2020
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I predict that even in Minnesota, none of the officers will be convicted, as they shouldn't be. More and more evidence is coming out, even as Keith Ellison and the mayor try to hide it.
Gerald D Cline Jr October 18, 2020
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Floyd died from an overdose of Fentanyl, not the restraint he was put in. Seems that he was carrying a large quantity when he was busted for trying to pass a counterfeit $20. To destroy the evidence that he was a drug dealer, he ate it. He was high when he became erratic. When he was put on the ground he started beating his head against the curb. The restraint was to keep him from hurting himself. It seems likely that, whatever he was busted for in 2019, it is likely he was carrying drugs, and probably ate them too. As noted, a disturbing pattern that was not the fault of the police dealing with him.
Rebecca King October 18, 2020
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This makes me sick to think he got a king's funeral only because he overdosed while in custody. He was erratic standing outside the store! He was crazy on Fentanyl and he also took some other pils as he was being arrested. Just because he was black these idiots burned looted and destroyed people's livelihoods. He was dying not because of the knee on his neck but from heart issues and drugs!
Larry October 18, 2020
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Whimpering and crying all the way to jail....a real role model...
LST October 18, 2020
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Stupid nigger criminal off himself on drugs, and the innocent cops get blamed. Major riots over this one useless nigger druggie makes me sick.
Laurie October 18, 2020
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And yet cities have burned over the boys in blue trying to keep this erratic criminal from hurting someone else. smh
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