New Video Shows George Floyd Didn’t Resist Arrest as Riots Ensue

Outrage over the death of 46-year-old George Floyd, a Minnesota black man who died while being arrested by police, turned violent.

Floyd’s arrest was caught on video and went viral showing he was pinned down by a white police officer’s knee to his neck.

Also on the video is Floyd saying he could not breathe.

Video coverage of Floyd’s arrest shows he was unarmed and restrained with handcuffs.

Americans across the country expressed their outrage over the circumstances of Floyd’s death including former law enforcement.

Initial reports were that Floyd resisted arrest but new video reveals otherwise and the four police officers on the scene were fired.

The New York Times reports:

Medaria Arradondo, the chief, swiftly fired all four men on Tuesday and called for an F.B.I. investigation once the video showed that the official police account of the arrest of the man, George Floyd, bore little resemblance to what actually occurred.

NBC News obtained a copy of the video of Floyd’s arrest (watch here).

Peaceful protests during the week turned violent, including rioting, looting, and arson.

There were protests in other parts of the country over Floyd’s death, including Los Angeles and Memphis.

Police chiefs across the country responded.

The Washington Post reports:

“The death of Mr. Floyd is deeply disturbing and should be of concern to all Americans,” said the Major Cities Chiefs, headed by Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo. “The officers’ actions are inconsistent with the training and protocols of our profession and MCCA commends Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo for his swift and decisive action to terminate the employment of the officers involved.”

Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina issued a video statement.

President Trump called for investigations by the FBI and the Department of Justice.

The video shows an outrageous display of reckless, criminal police brutality and there must be swift justice for Floyd and his family.

Unfortunately, the peaceful protests have turned violent and destructive and must cease.