By no means-before-seen surveillance video reveals a unique approach of George Floyd’s deadly encounter with Minneapolis cops — that prompted a 911 dispatcher to report the incident to a police sergeant whereas watching it unfold stay on a surveillance monitor.
Dispatcher Jena Lee Scurry, the primary witness known as on the homicide trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in Floyd’s demise Monday, mentioned she noticed metropolis officers pin the lifeless man down for therefore lengthy that she thought “the display screen was damaged.”
“I turned involved that one thing is perhaps fallacious,” Scurry informed prosecutor Matthew Frank.
That prompted her to attain out to her supervising sergeant, Scurry mentioned.
“I don’t know, you possibly can call me a snitch if you’d like, however we now have the cameras up for (squad) 320s call,” Scurry mentioned through the call. “They received one thing out of the again of the squad and all of them sat on this man.”
The footage from a visitors digital camera throughout the road from a Minneapolis Cup Meals reveals Chauvin and three different cops attempting to get Floyd into the police car — which will be seen shaking from the battle.
The officers then put a handcuffed Floyd on the bottom, the place Chauvin will be seen together with his knee on the lifeless man’s neck “for an prolonged time frame,” Scurry mentioned.
The video is the newest angle of Floyd’s demise to be made public.
The second witness known as, Alisha Marie Oyler, who labored at a Speedway throughout the road from Cup Meals, mentioned she noticed the scuffle between Floyd and the officers exterior.
The 23-year-old witness mentioned she had gone exterior to smoke a cigarette.
Oyler, who additionally recorded the incident on her cellphone, mentioned she did so as a result of “the police, they’re all the time messing with individuals and it’s fallacious and it’s not proper.”