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Video captures events before the handcuffing of a black man in Minneapolis who died after being pinned to the ground by police

Video shared with The Post by Rashad West, a Minneapolis restaurant owner, showed the moments leading up to the arrest of George Floyd who later died on May 25. (Video: Rashad West and Jared Brewington)
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The Washington Post obtained private security video that captures some events before the handcuffing of a black man in Minneapolis who died Monday after being pinned to the ground by a police officer. The video was provided by Rashad West, the owner of a nearby restaurant.

It shows officers arriving at the 3700 block of Chicago Avenue South at about 8 p.m., removing a man from a car and handcuffing him before he is walked across the street, where more officers arrive. The man in the incident later was identified by Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D) as George Floyd.

Four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday, according to the mayor, amid protests and outrage after a viral video showed one of them kneeling on the neck of the handcuffed Floyd, who cried that he could not breathe.

Joyce Lee, Sarah Cahlan and Brittany Shammas contributed to this report.

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