Minnesota judge allows 2019 arrest video at George Floyd murder trial

Minnesota judge allows 2019 arrest video at George Floyd murder trial


A Minnesota judge will allow police bodycam footage of a 2019 arrest of George Floyd to be used at the murder trial of four former Minneapolis cops charged in his May 25 death, according to reports.

Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill ruled that the 2019 video, which lawyers for the ex-cops argue shows “remarkably similar behavior” to Floyd’s fatal arrest earlier this year, will not be “unduly prejudicial” at the upcoming trial, KMSP-TV reported Thursday.

Minnesota state prosecutors sought to block the footage, which reportedly shows Floyd crying and pleading for his mother — as he is seen doing on bodycam video from this fatal year’s bust — because it could taint the jury.

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But a coalition of news outlets, including KMSP, argued that the public had a right to view the video, and Cahill agreed, saying it was just one small piece of evidence in the trial of ex-cops Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and

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