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New footage released of George Floyd’s fatal encounter with police

Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor, addresses the media in Louisville on Thursday. (Dylan Lovan/AP)
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Newly released body-camera footage shows more of George Floyd’s fatal encounter in May with Minneapolis police, including that now-fired officers Derek Chauvin and Thomas K. Lane grabbed Floyd in a headlock as they tried to place him into a car, before ultimately pinning him to the ground.

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The 22-minute video captured from a camera worn by Tou Thao, one of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in Floyd’s killing, is probably the last significant footage of the scene. Prosecutors filed the video as evidence in the ongoing criminal case, and it was made public Wednesday.

Here are some significant developments:

  • Breonna Taylor’s family met with the Kentucky attorney general and Louisville’s mayor, urging action on the officers involving in her shooting death.
  • The Austin City Council voted unanimously on Thursday to cut $150 million from the city’s police department.
  • Tennessee’s GOP-dominated legislature passed a bill that would make camping on state property, including the Capitol grounds, a felony.
  • Liberal prosecutors are facing backlash over lenient charges following civil unrest and looting, including in Portland, Ore., and Chicago.
  • The U.S. Conference of Mayors released a slate of recommendations for overhauling local police departments.