George Floyd: New Video Shows Ex-Cop Tou Thao Ignoring Bystanders Pleas

Warning: This post includes a disturbing video of police brutality.

The murder of George Floyd has sparked protests across the country demanding justice and reform. The police officers involved in Floyd’s death have all been arrested and charged. Derek Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder while the three other officers, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and Alexander Keung, were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

Per TMZ, Ben Crump has released new footage of the murder revealing that Tou Thao was blatantly ignoring the pleas from bystanders to check Floyd’s pulse. “Warning: This is beyond disturbing, even harder to watch than the first video,” Crump stated.

The video clearly shows Tou Thao not only ignoring pleas of civilians to check Floyd’s body but evidently trying to block the view of Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s lifeless body. Crump said that the video is new and provides a slightly wider angle of what happened and provides more insight into Thao’s conduct in that situation. Thao didn’t even bother to even intervene before Chauvin killed George Floyd.

“The protest of those bystanders, who refused to just stand by and let it happen, has reverberated around the world — fueling our protest against injustice and police brutality!! 8 minutes 46 seconds. The four ex-officers MUST be convicted of MURDER for this hideous atrocity! They MUST all be held accountable!!'” Crump said after releasing the video. 

View this post on Instagram

Warning: This is beyond disturbing, even harder to watch than the first video. “Get off of his neck! He’s not moving!” “You’re going to let him kill that man in front of you?” Tou Thao stood guard as Derek Chauvin MURDERED George Floyd … while witnesses of the execution tried to stand up for JUSTICE, tried to save George’s life! The protest of those bystanders, who refused to just stand by and let it happen, has reverberated around the world — fueling our protest against injustice and police brutality!! 8 minutes 46 seconds. The four ex-officers MUST be convicted of MURDER for this hideous atrocity! They MUST all be held accountable!! #icantbreathe #georgefloyd #justiceforgeorgefloyd

A post shared by Ben Crump (@attorneycrump) on